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How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1) inheritance tax, assets, property, will, trusts, When it comes to organising finances, whether for yourself or a parent, the idea of trusts can be both confusing and daunting. ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2)

... How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2) inheritance tax, assets, property, will, trusts The subject of family trusts can be complicated at the best of times. To learn more about the role they can play in future-proofing your ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... if you lack mental capacity to take the decision in question. In the absence of a health and welfare LPA (or Court of Protection order), no-one is authorised to act on your behalf, regardless of their relationship to you. "If I make a ...

How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... parent may already have in place and consider whether there is a need for a new life insurance plan. If they do require additional protection, it is important to think about what the cover will be used for, how much life cover they think they will need ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... if the time comes when your parent could do with help finding home insurance, here are some points to consider so they stay fully protected, regardless of what life might throw their way. Don't get caught out We've all read horror stories about people losing everything because ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... a particular concern. Here, Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, gives the details and offers some tips to help you protect parents and other elderly relatives from electrical danger in the home. Did you know that more than 350,000 people are seriously ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... behalf and should do so if they have reason to believe your parent is at risk. How do I keep my parent safe? Protecting your parent if you suspect abuse of any kind is of the utmost important. If you're concerned for their safety or that a ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... care calculation. Peter Ewart, Senior Partner at Persell Ewart& Co. Financial Management, explains the situation and shares his advice for protecting your parents, and indeed yourself, from the scrutiny of such inspections. Ask the right questions The safest way to protect your ...

Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist

... Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist eldercare, trust, protection We're not here to spread scare stories, but we do hear some pretty hairy tales of how easy it is for devious characters to prey on the elderly. We start this article with just a few ...

Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... Top tips for keeping the scammers out Scams, Eldercare, Online, Protection Scamming seems to be a growth industry and the techniques that scammers use can be overt or subtle. Shân Hughes provides a roundup of advice that you can pass on to older members of ...