I have read that if Mum loses mental capacity I will not be able to speak on her behalf about her care and medical treatment without having a lasting power of attorney in place

Here are just a few of the matters that have concerned you this month. My Mum and I have always been very close and there has only ever been the two of us. I have read that if Mum loses mental capacity I will not be able to speak on her behalf about her care …

How do I make sure that my children inherit part of my estate if I die before my husband?

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. We have no children together but we each have 2 children from a previous marriage. How do I make sure that my children inherit part of my estate if I die before my husband? There are a number of ways that this can …

Inheritance tax allowance increasing to £1,000,000

The Conservative government made a pledge to increase the nil rate band – the amount of property or money you can leave to someone other than your surviving spouse or charity without incurring any inheritance tax liability – to £1,000,000. They are now doing this for married couples and civil partners. Unfortunately rather than a …

Thank you for all your enquiries this month. Here are just some of the matters that have been concerning you

Q I left my matrimonial home 3 years ago and my wife and children still live in the home. There is no official separation order. My wife and I own the matrimonial home jointly. I have now found a home to buy myself and want to know how the new rules on stamp duty will …

MOVING HOME

I am not now surprised by the number of people who say when I am dealing with the sale or purchase of their new home “you will have to help me with this it is all very different from how it was 30 years ago”. It is different for me too. 30 years ago when …