Legal services for older people

It is wise for people to plan ahead and set out what they would like to happen should they one day become unable to make decisions for themselves.

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which enables someone who has capacity and is over 18 (the Donor) to select another person or persons (Attorney(s)) to make decisions on behalf of the Donor.

If no LPA is in place, it may be necessary to apply for a Deputyship application.

It is no longer possible to make an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) but any valid EPAs signed before 1 October 2007 will remain effective. We can arrange for the registration of an EPA.

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Passing on wealth to the next generation

10/07/2019
Child and grandfather holding hands - symbolising passing on wealth to the next generation
Family trusts remain one of the best ways of passing on wealth to the next generation. Trusts allow assets to be held by persons called trustees on behalf of beneficiaries. The trustees are under a...
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Grandmother with Grandchild

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