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Children's inheritance threatened by new rules

New Rules which come into force on Wednesday 1 October 2014 mean children of a wealthy parent who dies in England or Wales without a will may lose out on their inheritance.  The Rules here in Scotland may still mean your assets go to people you never intended to have them. Talk to us now about making a Will

Poor Power of Attorney advice can cost you money

Whilst the thought of appointing someone to act for you if you become incapacitated is not a topic many like to think about and can be quite emotional, the implications of not having an LPA when you need one can cause an even bigger strain on the family.

Without an LPA people will find themselves powerless to do even the simplest things on their loved ones behalf, such as pay their bills or decide on their daily routine.

Obtaining a lasting power of attorney saves families an enormous amount of heartache when a loved one becomes incapacitated. 

"For the individual who has granted an LPA it also puts their mind at rest that they will have someone they trust acting on their behalf if the worst happens. Getting the right advice and support is key."

Contact Fergusson Law  today for expert help and advice on setting up a power of attorney.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10959579/Power-of-attorney-how-flawed-system-cost-one-family-30000.html

Digital Assets in your Will?

Digital Assets in Wills

We all use the web daily. The number of online accounts and the value of digital assets are only going to increase. So why do so few people consider what will happen to their digital assets when they die?

Think of two categories.

  1. Financial Information - While not being an asset itself, it can lead us to our assets and liabilities such as online bank accounts, savings and investments, PayPal, eBay, and shopping accounts.
  2. Digital Assets - With value in their own right, whether a character in World of Warcraft, our music downloads or a Kindle library.
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