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Living Together And Marriage: Legal Differences
Living Together And Marriage: Legal Differences

Generally speaking, you have fewer legal rights if you’re living together than if you’re married. This article explains some of the most important legal differences between being married and living together. In England and Wales, this covers same-sex partners. It does not cover civil partnerships. This advice applies to England and also explains why it is so important to write…

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Life Insurance For Single Parents
Life Insurance For Single Parents

When it comes to children, most parents want the same thing: to make sure that they’re happy, healthy and secure. As a single parent, this responsibility falls to you, which at times feels like a lot of pressure. When it comes to your children’s future, it’s important to get it right. So how do you know what kind of life…

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Different Types Of Wills And Trusts
Different Types Of Wills And Trusts

Most of us are aware we need a Will and that it is not a good idea to write your own. But what type of Will do you need? Whilst helping you to put one together is relatively straightforward, there are different types of process depending on the circumstances. Deciding which is best for you will help avoid any unintended…

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What Is An LPA For Property And Finance?
What Is An LPA For Property And Finance?

Whilst there are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in the UK, the one we are talking about today concerns the management of your finances. This is known as a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Finance. It is usual to take both LPAs at the same time, the other is known as the Lasting Power of…

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How To Avoid Estate Planning Scams
How To Avoid Estate Planning Scams

Email, phone call and text message scams have been around for years but there seems to be an ever-increasing number in circulation of late. Whether it’s text messages asking for payment charges from ‘Royal Mail’, to offering you support and advice on creating lasting powers of attorney, scams are becoming more and more sophisticated all the time, even going as…

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Can I Write My Own Will?
Can I Write My Own Will?

Most of us are aware that it is essential to have a Will in place and that it is not always the best idea to write it yourself. But when and why is writing your own will, without any professional help, such a bad idea? Read on and learn more about wills and other estate planning solutions. Putting all your…

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What Is A Lifetime Trust?
What Is A Lifetime Trust?

Whether you refer to them as ‘Asset Protection Lifetime Trusts’, ‘Asset Protection Trusts’, ‘Family Protection Trusts’, or ‘Property Protection Trusts’, a Lifetime Trust is a tool which enables you to protect your property or assets whilst you are alive. Read on to find out all about lifetime trusts and probate fees. Unlike Will Trusts which are used after your death,…

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Top Ten Q&As About Wills And Estate Planning
Top Ten Q&As About Wills And Estate Planning

Top Ten Questions About Wills And Estate Planning.  Family matters are a team of expert legal practitioners who are here to offer you support and guidance in the future financial security of your loved ones. Our estate planning solutions and services include: Will Writing Estate Planning Solutions; Trusts, LPA, Legal Guardianship. Pension Review Service Building and Contents Cover Income Protection…

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Digital Legacies In Wills: Why They Are Important
Digital Legacies In Wills: Why They Are Important

The rise of digital media and online/cloud storage has dramatically increased over the past decade, with Facebook being the first social media network to hold 1 billion registered accounts in its database and currently having more than 2.6 billion monthly active users. This figure alone shows how crucial it is to raise awareness of the future of any digital legacies…

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