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March 23, 2019

The Essential Guide To Appointing A Legal Guardian For Your Children

At Timbrell Law, we believe in planning ahead to secure the best possible outcome for our clients and their families.  Where there are children, it is essential that parents think about what they would want to happen if they should both die.  Children thrive on stability and continuity.  By appointing legal guardians early and working…
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March 17, 2019

How can your Will support your family?

A Will is a document that is consistently underrated. At surface level, it is just a mechanism for redistributing assets on death; however, it can be so much more.  The structure of your Will can provide stability for your family and afford you a final written goodbye. You do not need to own property…
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March 13, 2019

I am getting remarried – how can I protect my children’s inheritance?

Caring for your spouse and your children- How to strike the right balance Second marriages often create a number of estate planning challenges for couples. These challenges become more apparent where there are children from a previous relationship or marriage to consider. In addition to seeking to balance the interests of your new spouse*…
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January 29, 2019

What happens to your pets if you die?

It’s no secret that in the UK, we love our pets. According to research carried out by PFMA, its estimated that 12 million UK households own an animal. However, not everyone outlives their pets. We have teamed up with the Cheltenham Animal Shelter to talk about advance pet planning and the Shelter’s role in…
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January 10, 2019

Common Lasting Power of Attorney Mistakes Everybody Makes

Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) allow you to appoint people you trust to make decisions for you.  Unlike other powers of attorney, an LPA is still valid if you lose mental capacity. How easy is it to make a mistake? The main problem with LPAs is that although someone must register the document before…
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January 3, 2019

The Ultimate Wedding Accessory: A Professionally Drafted Will

Planning a wedding can be incredibly demanding and time-consuming. We know that writing a Will is unlikely to be high on your agenda. However, it is important not to overlook the fact that getting married is a significant life event that has legal implications for your assets. If you die without a Will, the…
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December 27, 2018

Can executors be held personally liable for the debts of the deceased?

Executors are under a duty to administer and distribute the deceased’s estate correctly.   This may seem like a simple task.  However, many executors underestimate the time investment required and the frequency with which complex legal and tax issues arise.  Moreover, there is no room for error when winding up an estate. Mistakes can lead…
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December 14, 2018

Tackling six of the worst misconceptions about Lasting Powers of Attorney

Here at Timbrell Law, we believe in planning for the worst to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family. Accordingly, we have set out to expose the most common misconceptions surrounding Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) that stop people from planning ahead. Misconception 1 –  LPAs are only for the elderly People…
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December 9, 2018

Power of Attorney Refund Scheme: Have You Claimed?

How to claim your Power of Attorney refund If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney in England and Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you are entitled to claim a partial refund of the registration fee paid. Why am I entitled to a refund?…
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