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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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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