Any thought of the period after death is challenging and fraught with emotions. It is easy to believe it is something that can be solved next week, maybe tomorrow. However, dying intestate causes significant legal problems. Yet, the risk posed to your family’s legacy by the potential tax burden on your estate could be even more difficult. What is inheritance tax? You will pay 40% tax on everything above the current IHT threshold of £325,000. The 40% does not apply to the first £325,000,

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Living with dementia and living with people declining with dementia is one of the toughest challenges in life. The impacts of dementia are merciless and can result in a once competent adult receding to the capacity of a child. No matter who we are, we all need support at times when life gets this hard. Symptoms of dementia The early signs of dementia could easily be mistaken for the mishaps of getting older. The Alzheimer’s Association list ten warning signs of dementia, including: Memory

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Application of the UK Mental Health Act (MHA) is often referred to as being sectioned. This is a colloquial term for implementation of the different sections of the act, depending on which is relevant to the situation of the individual. The act of being sectioned is to be detained in hospital and potentially treated without your wishes. You may be detained if you have a mental disorder that medical professionals feel puts you at risk to yourself or others. There are also sections of the

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Life can sometimes get complicated. We become embroiled in all sorts of relationships, whether business or personal. We would hope that these would run smoothly and if they didn't, we could be measured enough to resolve conflicts: if we could, then life would be simple. When disputes cannot be resolved between different parties, you will need to enter some form of dispute resolution. It would be best if you tried to avoid moving straight to claims and litigation, as this can increase costs,

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If you don't hold a will, then it is possible that your loved ones will not receive your assets in the event of your death. It is possible that the legal problems left by dying intestate, or without a will, could result in loved ones enduring lengthy conflict and further distress. Therefore, a will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. What is a will? A will is well named. It is what you will (or wish) to happen if you were still alive to make the decisions. It is a legal

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