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New SFE report warns of looming incapacity crisis

03 Jul 2018

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors is urging Lancashire people to consider end of life planning in the wake of a new report from Solicitors for the Elderly ("SFE"), and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies. " The incapacity crisis: a nation unprepared " reveals the…

Asset Protection Trusts

04 Nov 2016

Asset Protection Trusts can be a useful and effective way to safeguard the family assets and look to preserve them for future generations. There has been much media coverage in recent years of this type of trust with articles running in a number of national newspapers and as a result solicitors are…

Who needs unoccupied property Insurance?

20 Jul 2015

Many people rely upon property insurance in the event their property is subject to damage such as flood, fire, theft and vandals. However, not everyone revisits their insurance policy when there are changes in their personal circumstances. Even if your absence from the property is temporary i.e.…

What happens if a person dies intestate?

04 Jun 2015

If a person dies without making a Will (known as dying intestate) then the process of dividing their estate could become more complicated than if they had set their wishes out in a Last Will and Testament. As it is not legally understood how they wanted their estate to be left, it comes down to a…

Forbes Solicitors support Dementia Awareness week

19 May 2015

This week is Dementia Awareness week in association with the Alzheimer's Society. Specialist Solicitors at Forbes are taking part in various events this week to promote awareness, including a Dementia Awareness Open day and a dementia evening at a local care home. Jennifer Wilkinson, a Dementia…

Is an Attorney and an Executor the same thing?

31 Mar 2015

There is often uncertainty surrounding the differences between an executor and an attorney. Making sure you understand the difference is important to ensure you put in place the correct measures for you and your family. An executor is someone appointed by your will to sort out your affairs after…

The Risks of DIY Probate

09 Aug 2013

Whilst it is entirely possible to administer an estate without legal assistance, there are many pitfalls for the unwary. Many professionally drafted Wills contain trusts. These trusts are usually included in the Will to save tax, protect assets for the future or to provide protection for vulnerable…

Worried about Paying for Care?

17 Oct 2012

Many people are worried about needing care in the future and how the cost of that care might be met. Whilst it can be a frightening and daunting prospect, forward planning will put you in a better position and allow you to make informed decisions. There is a fear that if you need care all your assets,…

Planning For Later Life - Spare A Thought For Welfare

03 Aug 2012

When planning for later life we should spare a thought for welfare. A recently published report suggests a third of acutely ill patients in hospital are not getting the best care and may be subjected to resuscitation attempts that prevent them dying with dignity. With that in mind the steps below set…

Should We Plan For Our Future Care Needs?

04 Jul 2012

There is no way of knowing whether we will need care when we are older but if we do, particularly residential care, there are cost implications that can affect the whole family. Most people fear that if care becomes necessary, their assets, including the family home, will be depleted. This can…

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