Why Do I Need A Lasting Power of Attorney in case of Dementia?

2018-04-10T23:05:30+00:00

Sarah’s Story explains why. Case study. Despite the fact that the government recommends that every adult has a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), chronically low numbers of people actually do. With increasing numbers of people living longer and more of us suffering from dementia, this needs to change. Everyone should appoint trusted people to make

Why Do I Need A Lasting Power of Attorney in case of Dementia? 2018-04-10T23:05:30+00:00

What happens if you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for someone with Dementia?

2018-04-10T22:36:43+00:00

Despite the increasing numbers of people suffering from Dementia in the UK – 225,000 people are diagnosed each year and it is estimated there will be 1m sufferers by 2025 – the number of people taking the right precautions with a Legal Power of Attorney remains low. No-one has the automatic right to make decisions

What happens if you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for someone with Dementia? 2018-04-10T22:36:43+00:00

Parental Responsibility – The Modern Family.

2018-04-10T23:07:51+00:00

Parental Responsibility – The Modern Family. Martin Wade, Director Fielding Triggs There's no such thing as a stereotypical modern family. Parents are not cookie cutter shaped - married, civil partners, separated, divorced, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, living apart, single, adoptive, guardians - the list goes on. We all muddle along doing the best we can. We're all

Parental Responsibility – The Modern Family. 2018-04-10T23:07:51+00:00

Half term activities: Why updating your Will should be top priority

2018-04-10T22:41:23+00:00

Whatever you’re up to this half-term week - travel, quality time with the kids or a complicated child care arrangement that resembles 3D chess - please add another small task to your list. Love your family, write your Will Think, for just a minute, about what would happen to the children if you

Half term activities: Why updating your Will should be top priority 2018-04-10T22:41:23+00:00

WHY YOU NEED A WILL AND LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

2014-10-06T10:14:34+00:00

By Martin Wade, director, Fielding Triggs. As Published in Mortgage Strategy 1st Oct. The case of five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King has raised profoundly sensitive questions in international courtrooms and households across the country. Why does the court get a say? Were the parents wrong to reject treatment advised by their NHS hospital? At what

WHY YOU NEED A WILL AND LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY 2014-10-06T10:14:34+00:00

Business Protection: Check out the Competition

2014-05-31T22:40:46+00:00

Most business owners wouldn’t dream of running their company uninsured. From public liability cover to assets insurance, there is a lot at stake if a business functions unprotected. However the number of businesses with life assurance and critical illness cover for their owners and key employees is extremely low by comparison. It may not be

Business Protection: Check out the Competition 2014-05-31T22:40:46+00:00

The Inheritance Tax Divide: Martin Wade

2018-04-10T22:54:36+00:00

It’s a hot button for the next election after Cameron’s hint that the Tory manifesto may include a higher Inheritance Tax threshold. Now the debate about whether the tax should exist at all is high in the news agenda and is set to return as the election campaign approaches. For some, the idea of paying

The Inheritance Tax Divide: Martin Wade 2018-04-10T22:54:36+00:00

Digital Legacy

2018-04-10T22:54:40+00:00

Interesting discussion on Radio 5 Live this morning about the confusion over our "Digital Legacies" and how to ensure that you can pass on your digial assets to your loved ones. Have you ever read the small print when purchasing music for example? That bit about products being "licensed" to you rather than being your

Digital Legacy 2018-04-10T22:54:40+00:00

Tax & Marriage.

2018-04-10T22:54:43+00:00

Would You Marry to Save Tax? More and more couples are asking themselves this question as the realisation sets in that co-habiting rather than tying the knot can have costly financial implications. House prices are rising and the individual inheritance tax threshold of £325k (the maximum before an estate is taxed at 40%) is frozen

Tax & Marriage. 2018-04-10T22:54:43+00:00

High Court Legal Dispute over £300k left to Window Cleaner.

2018-04-11T14:10:53+00:00

We are following this case with great interest at Fielding Triggs. 98-year-old Julie Spalding, who died in September 2008, left her entire fortune of £300,000 to a window cleaner rather than her “favourite nephew” the court was told. Previous wills had named Mrs Spalding’s nephew, 82-year-old Cecil Bray, as her sole heir. Mrs Spalding, who

High Court Legal Dispute over £300k left to Window Cleaner. 2018-04-11T14:10:53+00:00
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