Paul's Blog

Care in later life

Care in later life

 6 days ago
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is Britain’s ageing population. As later-life care becomes more prevalent, whether you are considering this for yourself or a relative, covering the costs involved can be significant. Read our article to help your thought process.

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Marriage after Death

Marriage after Death

 16 September 2020
What happens if your partner re-marries after your death? You may find that their new partner inherits your legacy and your children are disinherited! Watch our short video explaining what may happen.

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Who, what, when: the cornerstones of your updated will
Why use a Professional Trustee?

Why use a Professional Trustee?

 02 September 2020
The role of a Trustee can be extremely daunting for an untrained person and often decisions will be made which may not be completely in the the interest of the Beneficiaries.

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Financial gifts, IHT and the seven year rule
What happens to your home when you die?
Business LPAs: why every business owner should have one
It's Time for change

It's Time for change

 05 August 2020
The OPG has updated their online system to improve the processing for LPA's. Find out how this works and what it means to you.

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Can I write my own will?

Can I write my own will?

 28 July 2020
A DIY will could cost your family dearly. Here's why a professional will writer can make your wishes clear AND save your family a lot of stress

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Protecting vulnerable family members
Bloodline planning: keeping it in the family
Don't gamble with your children's future
Why you need business succession planning
Why it’s important to choose the right executor for your will
Why just writing a Will may not be enough
What is an LPA and why do I need one?
Why you need a Trust

Why you need a Trust

 03 June 2020
Many of you will understand what a Trust is, but not how having the right Trust in place can benefit you and your loved ones. Read our article to understand the basics.

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What happens when this happens ... is your Will ‘Divorce-Proof’?
Interesting times: why you should update your Will
The Importance of parental guardianship

The Importance of parental guardianship

 26 May 2020
In the event of the death of both parents, if you have you do not have a Will with an appointed Guardian, the future of your minor children will be left in the hands of the Family Courts...

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Need to apply for probate? Get in line!

Need to apply for probate? Get in line!

 24 May 2020
Many people are in the dark about the probate process because they have never been in contact with it before and so don’t understand exactly what it entails, here's some help

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Not choosing a Professional Trustee could mean that your intended Beneficiaries lose out!
Belt and Braces for Power of Attorney

Belt and Braces for Power of Attorney

 20 May 2020
More and more people are looking to set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) with the threat of Covid-19 being ever present. Read our blog to find out options to be able to act NOW.

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At each stage of the process, Paul Hammond - the Directory of Panthera, explained in simple understandable language what was going to happen and if there would be any complications. None happened, I am sure, because of his eye for detail.