• Planning Ahead For Your Family In The Event Of Your Death

    The time to make plans is when we are healthy and thinking clearly about the future. So what can you do now in order to prepare for the unexpected?
    Here is a short list to help you.

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  • Planning Ahead In Case You Are Unable To Make Decisions

    It is important to plan ahead for your family and loved ones to help in illness or to deal with issues after your death. Yet it is something that is often put off. The delay in planning ahead can make it very difficult for those we love. The time to make plans is when we are healthy and thinking clearly about the future. At the end of the day, it may be too late after an illness has affected your ability to make decisions.

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  • Solicitors Preston Provide Six Good Reasons For Making A Will

    We all know that we should make a Will and put our affairs in order for when we die. These days our financial affairs are more complicated than ever and yet only around a third of us get around to making a Will. There could be many reasons for this, perhaps you think it will be expensive, maybe you feel that your estate isn’t big enough or simply that you think it’s all a bit morbid thinking about the day you die. Whatever the reason, it may be worth your while spending a little time to consider what might happen to your loved ones and your assets after you’re gone.

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  • Care Home Checklist for Visiting a Care Home

    Choosing a care home for a family member, a close friend or perhaps yourself is a very important decision. Making the right decision is not always easy, so based on our extensive experience we’ve created this care home checklist (in two parts) to help you.

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  • Life Is Unpredictable. How have you planned for your later years?

    There are a number of actions that you can take in order to mitigate against the uncertainties that life can bring especially in later years. Ellen Fay Solicitors in Preston provides guidance to help you in preserving family wealth and deal with issues around long term care.

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  • A Guide To Choosing A Care Home

    Choosing a care home for yourself or a family member must be planned and well researched. In this guide, Ellen Fay provides some essential tips that will improve the chances of getting it right and ensure that the correct level of care is provided.

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  • A Guide to Understanding Spousal Bypass Trusts

    Today, many people have a ‘death in service benefit’ either through their employment or their pension scheme which pays a lump sum should they die. They may also have life insurance policies or mortgage protection policies which will pay a lump sum on their death. These lump sums tend not to be subject to inheritance tax upon death.

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  • Is Inheritance Tax Planning Really Necessary?

    Many people believe that Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning isn’t necessary as they don’t have sufficient assets to worry about it. But how does this apply to you?

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  • Understanding Your Longterm Care Options

    In this second article looking at a person’s long-term care needs we provide more legal tips that will help you or a family member make better decisions regarding your longterm care options. We focus on the core issues relating to putting your affairs in order while you are still able.

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  • Are You Concerned About Your Long Term Care Needs?

    Compared to previous generations we’re all living longer, which is great, especially if we remain fit and well. However, there could be a time in our lives when we or our families are no longer able to look after us. In such a scenario, it is important to consider our options for long term care should we require it.

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