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wills and probate

What type of will do I need?

You may not realise it, but when it comes to making a will there are different types to choose from and, as Deborah Adams, head of private client department at Parnalls in Launceston explains, the right type of will for you will depend on your circumstances. ‘Making a will helps to ensure that when you

What happens when there is no health & care LPA in place

‘Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well,’ said Mark Twain in 1881 – when on average men died at 50 and women reached 56. Nowadays, average life expectancy for men in the UK is 79 and 83 for women, and one-in-every-fourteen people over 65 is likely

Changing a will after someone has died: it is possible and it could save you money

Sometimes the generosity of a friend or relative leaving you a gift in their will can backfire if it turns out your estate will need to pay tax on it or if there is a chance that it could be swallowed up in future care costs or in satisfying some other type of claim. It

Our Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney for Your Business Interests

Key Terms Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPAs’) are formal legal documents which allow you to appoint attorneys to make decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so for yourself in the future.  An LPA is a safeguard which gives you peace of mind that should you in the future, lack

World Alzheimer’s Day: Three-step plan to get your legal affairs in order

21 September 2017 is World Alzheimer’s Day.  To mark the occasion, and help raise awareness of the issues faced by dementia suffers and their families, Deborah Adams, head of private client department with Parnalls Solicitors in Launceston, provides an overview of the practical legal steps you can take to help protect yourself and your loved

How do I know if my relative has the mental capacity to make a will?

Mental capacity requirements to make a will With debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s on the increase, the question of whether or not a person has mental capacity to make a will frequently arises. Deborah Adams, wills and probate lawyer at Parnalls in Launceston explains the rules. Assessing mental capacity Mental capacity, in the