News at April King

Testamentary capacity: Banks v Goodfellow test still applies

In the recent case of James v James the Court confirmed that, when deciding whether a person has the necessary mental capacity to make a Will, the criteria set out...

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06 February - 18

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Am I entitled to a refund?

Those who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) in England and Wales between April 2013 and March 2017 can claim a partial refund...

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06 February - 18

“Dad could not have known I would be disinherited”

A recent case study highlights the danger of making Mirror Wills which can result in your entire estate passing sideways out of the family to a stranger.

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18 December - 17

£72,500 ‘social care cap’ to be scrapped

Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has confirmed that the promised £72,500 cap on social care costs will not be introduced. We look at what you can do.

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12 December - 17

Writing a Will – why a £19.99 Will could cost your loved ones dearly

What you NEED to know before writing a Will and why Wills made using a cheap £19.99 Wills service or DIY service puts your assets at risk.

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27 November - 17

The Dementia Tax: why couples aren’t doing enough

C4's Dispatches programme demonstrated that Asset Protection Trusts are bad news - we look at the viable alternative which protects your home from care fees

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27 November - 17

How to avoid the Dementia Tax

Many people are still unaware that if they need care in later life, their assets will be means-tested by the local authority to help pay for these services. This...

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17 November - 17

Do I need a business LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney)?

If you own a business, what would happen if you lost mental capacity? Do you need a business LPA? This depends on a number of matters.

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13 November - 17

Is your Letter of Wishes effective?

We look at what a letter of wishes is used for, important points to note & the question of how much weight the letter will have if your Will...

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13 November - 17

Do I need a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney?

We answer the question 'Do I need a Will and LPA?' by looking at the circumstances where you definitely would need to have a Will / LPA in place.

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13 November - 17