Lasting Powers of Attorney are not just for the elderly, so it’s time to modernise – and digitise – this important document. The Office of the Public Guardian and Solicitors for the Elderly are in consultation about how to get this right.
Probate fees are being revised by the Ministry of Justice: we provide a breakdown of the fees that will have to be paid when administering a Will.
Did you know you can reduce your inheritance tax liability on death by making tax-free lifetime gifts? We are now in the second quarter of the tax year 2021/2021 so there is still plenty of time to make use of this year’s exemptions and allowances. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of […]
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 of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy. The current Rules […]
Cunningtons support charity and the local community through Will Aid.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney means your loved ones can care for you if the worst happens. Order an LPA for your unknown future.
In Dementia Action Week we increase focus on that vulnerable section of society who are losing out in our broken care system.
When one child is disinherited, there will obviously be friction: but is it right to suggest a testator is incapable of writing their own Will?
Dying Matters raises awareness of issues to do with dying, death and bereavement. They 2021 campaign focusses on being in #InAGoodPlace to die.
When you die, if you leave a valid Will you are under no obligation to leave assets to your adult children. As the case of Miles and Shearer vs Shearer shows, your Will can stipulate who benefits from your estate in England and Wales.
Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek Draper’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Most of us assume that when you are married to someone, you automatically have the right to take care of them in times of illness. After all, the wedding service […]
The misuse of DNARs has become more common in the 2020 pandemic – we feel you should be aware of ageism in their use.