Care Home Fees – What works & what doesn’t

I’m regularly approached by people who are worried about care home fees and want to put their home into a trust to avoid it being used to fund long term care...       …I understand that you’ve worked and paid tax all of your life, so you don’t want to pay out...

Unregulated Will writers

Statistically speaking more than half of the people reading this have yet to make their Will or arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).  Yet, 100% of us are going die and 1 in 4 of us will lose mental capacity at some point in our lives. If you’re in the group that...

2018 isn’t over yet – there’s still time!

Hands up who said ‘’I really must sort my Will out this year’’ way back in January? Now, hands up who finds themselves moaning at how early the Christmas adverts have started this year, having not yet got around to arranging their Will nearly a year on? If that sounds...

It’s obvious, isn’t it?

Recently the personalised card company Moonpig had to issue a request for customers to stop uploading pictures of their genitals to cards that they want to send to unsuspecting recipients, as this is apparently against their T&C’s. You would be forgiven for...

Less Jargon, More conversation

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with some of the residents of a retirement apartment block in Worthing. I was invited off the back of a previous meeting with their lovely manager who advised me that as part of her role she is asked to provide the residents...

Lasting Power of Attorney – It’s for the living!

Many people confuse having a Will with having arranged LPA’s... … however, the two things are entirely separate. In simple terms you need a Will for when you die and an LPA for when you’re alive. One in four of us is going to lose capacity at some point during...