News at April King

Cohabiting couples: property in one name

What happens if a property is occupied by an unmarried cohabiting couple but the legal title is in one name only? This question often arises where both have contributed...

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06 March - 18

High Court awards £1m in inheritance claim

In a recent decision regarding an inheritance dispute, the High Court has awarded over £1 million to a daughter who spent her life working on the family farm in...

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06 March - 18

Do I need a guardianship clause in my Will?

If you have children under the age of 18, you may want to consider appointing a guardian for them in your Will in case you die before they reach...

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20 February - 18

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