Life Interest Trust

Probably the biggest worry and most contentious issue that people talk to me about is that there will be nothing left for their children to inherit if they need to pay for care later in life. …People often fall into two categories, those who are pained at the...

Funeral Planning

All black or everyone in bright colours? A religious or humanist service or no service at all? Buried or cremated? If you haven’t thought about what you want your funeral to be like, then perhaps it’s time that you did. Whether we like it or not at some point we are...

Dementia & My Grandma

85% of people in the South East do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, documents that can be invaluable should you lose capacity. Sussex has the highest prevalence of dementia in the country, with more than 26,500 people living with dementia. My Grandma was...

Age of inheritance

When I was 17 I was in a car accident resulting in damage to my spine requiring months of physiotherapy... …I was awarded several thousand pounds in compensation from the guilty party’s insurance company and to this day I still have regular pain in my back.When...

Time to review your later life plans

During the last decade the following things have happened in my family- One Alzheimer’s diagnosis, two cancer diagnoses, four marriages, one divorce, seven house sales, one new business, three deaths and six births. If the last decade of your family’s life looks even...

Care fees and Inheritance Tax

There are few things that get people worked up as much as the idea of their property being used to fund later life care or all of it being swallowed up by inheritance tax leaving their families with nothing... …It is therefore no surprise that I am regularly...