All staff at Cunningtons complete basic Dementia Friends training. This makes them aware of the issues that some of our clients may be facing.
We explode the myth of the DIY Will. In a recent case the court threw out a free DIY version of a Will in favour of an earlier copy.
Huge hold ups at the Office of the Public Guardian mean continuing delays for Lasting Powers of Attorney. Do yours now, you never know when you’ll need it.
The statutory legacy increased to £322,000 from July 2023, affecting what you pass on if you die intestate
Working with the Probate Registry can take a very long time, which is hard when you’re dealing with grief too. And then you get asked to be an executor … we explain the process
When planning your estate, you should take account of inheritance tax and the associated thresholds. It will help you to look after your beneficiaries when you are gone.
We look at the effects of dementia on sufferers, carers, and what steps they can take to deal with the diagnosis.
Lasting Powers of Attorney offer protection if you lose capacity to care for yourself. They have been taking too long to complete, but the Office of the Public Guardian has reduced delays for this important document. For more information on LPAs, download our guide.
When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it’s essential to create or update their will as soon as possible
A Will is an important document that we should all write, no matter what our age or state of health. We set out a few key points that will help you decide how to craft yours, including a description of the key roles of Witness, Executor and Beneficiary. When you have made your Will, you can get on with living.
You know you should have a valid Will, but do you remember to update it? As your life changes, as relationships change too, you should also make sure that your Will changes to reflect these changes and protect your loved ones – and your legacy.
What is ‘Intestacy’? And what happens if you die with no Will? In the event that an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part thereof) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy – described in […]