LATER LIFE PLANNING

The probate registry tell us that as many as 52% of people die without ever making a will. I think this demonstrates a reluctance to think about or discuss death and related matters with our family members. The organisation www.dyingmatters.org says “Talking about dying won’t make it happen”. You should make a will as this …

Plan in advance

Getting married for the second time or cohabiting with a new partner? I know it does not sound very romantic, but take some legal advice before taking that step. Go into that new relationship with your eyes wide open. Firstly, any Will that you already have is automatically cancelled when you remarry. You can make …

ELDER ABUSE

Would you know who to turn to if you were being abused or if you thought that an elderly or vulnerable relative, friend or neighbour was being abused? Everyone has the right to live in safety free from abuse. Abuse is when someone causes another harm or distress. The abuse may be a single or …