We are pleased to confirm that we are taking part in Make a Will fortnight at our Brighouse office hosted by Overgate Hospice. Between the 29th April – 10th May you can book an appointment to see a Solicitor at the Brighouse office to make a Will. Once everything has been completed and you have(…)
The Ministry of Justice plan to bring in changes to probate registry fees in April 2019. You will see in the attached article that this will be challenged on the basis that it is a ‘stealth tax’. We are hoping that the changes do not come in as it will hit bereaved families the hardest(…)
A number of recent test cases have put before the court the issue of how far a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can go in its instructions to the attorneys and what they can ask them to do. A Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare appoints someone to make decisions on(…)
The intestacy rules are rules set by the government which determine who will inherit from an estate when the deceased left no Will. In some cases, an individual’s wishes might the same as set out by the intestacy rules and we often get asked what the point of making a Will is if their wishes(…)
At Brearleys Solicitors we like to give back to the communities we work among and support local charities. This year our Brighouse office are again working with Overgate Hospice by participating in Make a Will Fortnight. Make an appointment with us to make a will as part of the scheme between 8th October and 19th(…)
The ongoing issue of funding care in later life is one that receives much discussion and media coverage. Figures in 2016/2017 suggested the shortfall for care was in the region of 17.7 billion. Those that have worked hard all their life and paid tax throughout feel that it is unfair that the cost of care(…)
More people are taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney to allow Attorneys to act on their behalf in relation to their Financial and Welfare decisions, if in the future they are unable to act for themselves. Investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) into the actions of Attorneys are on the rise. One(…)
You have finally got round to making a Will and thought long and hard about what you want to leave to whom. How do you make sure that your wishes are followed and prevent someone challenging the Will? The first thing is it is important that the Will is drafted correctly to ensure that it(…)
Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint up to four people , called ‘attorneys’ to oversee decisions regarding either your financial affairs or your health and welfare. LPA’s are a way to plan for the future if you become mentally or physically unable to manage your own affairs.(…)
Why should I make a Will? Primarily, a Will ensures your estate passes to who you want. Prepare a Will might not be as time-consuming or as daunting as you might initially expect. A Will makes it much easier for your family and friends to deal with your estate when you pass away. It can(…)
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