The Benefits of Lifetime Trusts

The Benefits of a Trust There are a number of positive benefits in having a trust, particularly as, the client can retain some influence over the use of the asset by being a trustee themselves or having a responsibility in appointing them. Equally, there are some persuasive arguments where trusts can be the perfect protection…

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£95 Will – Personalised Service

Town & Country Law are offering, for the whole of July 2017, a Professionally Drafted Will for £95 – a personalised service – we come to you! Why do I need this Advice?   Everyone needs a Will. A Will is the first tool everyone should use to achieve certainty over where their assets will go after their…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Town & Country Law are offering, for the whole of July 2017, buy one, get one free on Lasting Powers of Attorney. Why do I need this Advice? In the future you could be in a position where you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Physical or mental incapacity following illness, an accident or old…

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Estate Planning & Care Fees

Town & Country Law are offering, for the whole of July 2017, a free hours advice on Care Fees Planning, Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney. Why do I need this Advice? Many people are concerned about how the prospect of paying for care fees will affect them. Indeed, the media has recently been full of stories…

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Vulnerable Beneficiaries

It is never easy to think about what will happen to your loved ones after your death but many families are faced with the worry of what will happen to loved ones who are not able to care for themselves. It may be that you are wanting to provide for a young person or someone…

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Care Fee Charges: The Changes

How does the Tory Manifesto affect me? Update: Following the hung parliament, it does not seem likely that the Conservative’s care fee charging proposals will come in to force – certainly within this parliament. Accordingly, the position remains that those assessed for residential care fees can keep just over £23,000 in capital. Firstly the Tories…

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Inheritance Tax Planning

Inheritance tax and lifetime planning The broad aim of lifetime planning from an inheritance tax (IHT) perspective is to organise a person’s assets during their lifetime in such a way as to minimise the future IHT charge on death. This may be achieved in a number of different ways and a major part of lifetime…

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance – Town & Country Law Charity Partner 2017

Town & Country Law are pleased to announce their charity partner for 2017 is the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. They can reach any point in the two counties in less than 20 minutes and on average can transfer a patient to hospital within…

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Do Not Resuscitate – Health & Welfare LPAs

Increasingly, care plans of residents in care homes, or patients in hospital, contain paperwork pertaining to a decision concerning their resuscitation. This should be completed following consultation with the patient, their family and consideration as to whether the patient has made an advance decision or health and welfare lasting power of attorney.   However, the…

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Choosing an attorney for your LPA

  Choosing who to appoint as attorney is the most important part in the process of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as the attorney will be the person making decisions about the donor’s property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare should the donor become incapacitated. Acting as an attorney is an important…

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