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    Care home fees – the facts
    Care homes are run by local authorities (councils) and they calculate how much someone should pay towards their care home fees by means testing. So, the more assets a person has the more they are likely to pay towards care fees.Some people are tempted to transfer their property to their children ...
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    Who looks after your children when you die?
    It used to be the case that there was a presumption that should one parent die, the children would automatically be cared for by the other natural parent. This can be quite a worry for a parent who is concerned that the children would have to live with their other parent, who may have had no inte...
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    Moving with children
    I have mentioned Parental Responsibility in previous articles and blogs and have pointed out that both parents must be involved in important decisions about a child’s upbringing. This includes choosing schools and making medical decisions. Also, one parent cannot change a child’s name or move ...
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    Changing a Lasting Power of Attorney
    As I have mentioned previously, it is advisable to make a Lasting Power of Attorney appointing those you choose to deal with your financial affairs (and health and welfare issues) when you are unable to do so. It is also a very good idea to register your Lasting Power of Attorney to avoid delays a...
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    Signing your Will
    It is, of course, important to have your Will prepared by a Solicitor and to take legal advice to ensure that your Will is interpreted in the way you intended. Although not advisable, it is possible to draft your own Will. Either way, there are strict formalities to follow to ensure your Will is...
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