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Get your legal affairs in order

Veitch Penny and the Professional Financial Centre (North Devon & Quantocks) Ltd are hosting an open forum on Tuesday 9 May 2017 from 5.30pm at the Boniface Centre, Crediton. Call in after the school run or on your way home from work.  Topics will include Wills, residence nil rate band, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Equity Release

Reasons why making a Lasting Power of Attorney now could save you money later...

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Lisa Willcock explains the advantages of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Lesley Austen talks to Crediton's Devon Senior Voice Group

Lesley Austen gave a presentation about the Older Client Care Award given by Solicitors for the Elderly.

Renewing a Will

Wills should be reviewed every 3- 5 years and on any material changes in your personal circumstances – marriage, divorce, children, inheriting or winning any large sum of money, but also if one of your beneficiaries die before you do.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 from 1 October 2007. 

They allow the individuals to be appointed to look after property and financial affairs (a Property and Affairs LPA) but to also to make health and personal welfare decisions (a Personal Welfare LPA) when they are unable to make these decisions in the future.

Disputed Wills

The death of a person can cause legal problems for those who are left behind, where financial difficulties are often caused by inadequate provision for family and dependants. A Will is an individual’s choice on how their assets will be distributed; they are free to decide who receives something, if at all. No one has an automatic right to inherit from a deceased estate even if they are a loved one or are related.

Freedom to leave your Estate to who you choose?

Supreme Court reversed ruling

Recent Supreme Court decision confirms that the deceased wishes will be taken into account when considering any claims made by adult children under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Veitch Penny supports Will to Remember Scheme

Veitch Penny have teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society to encourage and help people to write their Will.

Free Legal Advice in Sowton

Veitch Penny & The Family Law Co offering drop in surgery

Veitch Penny and The Family Law Company are teaming together to provide free drop in legal surgery at Fresha Cafe, Sowton on Tuesday 18 March, 22 April and 20 May 2014.

Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning

Protecting what's yours after you're gone

The impact of inheritance tax on even the most modest of estates can be severe. If your total estate is worth greater than £325,000 the excess, subject to certain exemptions, is subject to a fixed rate of 40% tax

Living Wills

A living will is a formal document which sets out your wishes in advance of what kind of medical treatment you would like and what medical care you would refuse should you be unable to communicate at the time.

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