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When should you be updating your Wills?

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      Getting married or entering a civil partnership Marriage or entering a civil partnership automatically revokes a Will unless it was written in contemplation of that marriage or civil partnership. If the Will is not updated, then you at risk of dying intestate and might mean that their spouse or civil partner will

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) V Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

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EPA v LPA Since the Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force in October 2007 it has no longer been possible to create an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). EPAs signed before that date remain valid, but people who wish to appoint attorneys to make decisions on their behalf in relation to their property and

Duties of the Executor

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Duties of the Executor One of the most fundamental elements of any will is the naming of the executor or executors. These should be trusted individuals who have been consulted prior to their nomination. Crucially, they must be prepared to do some practical work with regard to the settling of the deceased individual’s estate.  

What is Probate? and how can we help

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Probate is the process involved in administering a person’s estate on their death. Either a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration will usually need to be granted by the Probate Registry before this can take place. Both of these documents give one or more people legal authority to manage the deceased person’s affairs, including

Pre-Paid Funeral Planning update

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Pre-Paid Funeral Planning has grown in popularity over the years.  The older generation are planning for the future, to take the burden of the expense and complications away from family when they pass away. Planning or arranging a funeral can be a difficult process, with a variety of decisions to be made; from the choice

Life Planning Solutions, how we dealt with the Covid19 Pandemic

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In March 2019 Covid19 became a word that would dominate and determine how we live our lives for the foreseeable future.  We found ourselves being told to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. The spread of this disease was worrying, deaths and admissions into hospitals were rising, as were the numbers

“hell we haven’t got a Will” what are we going to do in lockdown about it?!

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Lessons have been learnt with the Covid 19 crisis which has affected all our lives. Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs), Legal and Financial Planning should be done as part of Life Planning and not left to the last moment as an afterthought. Over the past few weeks, many people have wanted a Will or

Eastbourne Lifestyle Show 2019

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Life Planning Solutions was again an exhibitor at the Eastbourne Lifestyle Show 2019. We had a very successful show giving advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys and Pre-Paid Funeral Plans. Thank you to all the visitors to our stand. It was also great to see clients from previous year’s shows who endorsed the service