funeral

Sadly, there will come a time when many people will have the distressing task of arranging the funeral of a loved one. Whether it's a spouse, parent, child or sibling, their death will be traumatic enough, but the thought of going into a funeral directors premises and not knowing what to expect, can be very upsetting and daunting.

wishes

Sometimes they're called Letters of Wishes, Side Letters or Expression of Wishes. Whatever you call them, they're not legally binding, but can serve a very useful purpose.

equity release buffer guide

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The idea of equity release has been around since house ownership existed. Freeholds became leaseholds as rich landowners found themselves asset rich and cash poor, and therefore needed to release equity for their working holidays in Jerusalem. A fair segment of our current land law derives from the time of the crusades, but luckily has become much less crude over the years.

equity release buffer guide

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Welcome to part 2 of the bluffers guide to Equity Release...

jc wills and pobate

Some of you may have heard about Lasting Powers of Attorney. Those of you who have heard about them, probably think they're a really good idea... for your parents!