Two Stepsisters; One Inheritance…

Two Stepsisters; One Inheritance…

Two Stepsisters; One Inheritance You may remember the 2019 case of two stepsisters fighting over their inheritance? It made the news for several weeks as the family dispute about who should inherit the estate played out in Court. Sadly, when Mr and Mrs Scarle died,...
Families and Festivities!

Families and Festivities!

Family & Festivities Families – can’t live with them, can’t live without them!? The season of goodwill isn’t guaranteed to bring happiness and joy for everyone.  Some are enduring a first, or another, Christmas without a loved one.  Others...
Impact of Care Costs on Estate Value

Impact of Care Costs on Estate Value

The house will have to pay for the care home… We were struck by this article in a recent edition of This Is Money, in the Daily Mail Online.  It addresses the concerns of an individual who has discovered that her Grandmother will be moving in to a care home. She...
The little things become the big things

The little things become the big things

The detail of administering an estate… …the little things become the big things! This article is striking in its honesty – read it! How my late dad’s impounded blue Skoda became a proxy for my grief.Alex Clark, The Guardian Opinion, 29 June...
Will-weary or just unaware?

Will-weary or just unaware?

You should write a Will – there’s no time like now! Did you know that our baby boomer generation is one of the wealthiest in history?  And as this generation ages and dies, very few of the beneficiaries of this great wealth have been making provision for...
Money Matters

Money Matters

Who’ll manage my money? Do you have someone you trust to keep your finances in order if you become seriously ill or lose capacity?  Everyone’s heard the scare stories of elderly or vulnerable people being targeted by unscrupulous ‘good...