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Why getting your affairs in order should not be left until later life

Why getting your affairs in order should not be left until later life

Posted on September 24, 2019, by Lucy James

Getting your affairs in order is often seen as something that we should tackle in later life. However, it is…

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Posted on July 29, 2019, by Bernadette Polkinghorne

Bernadette Polkinghorne is a Lasting Power of Attorney specialist in Coodes Solicitors’ Wills, Probate and Trusts team. Here she outlines…

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What to consider before you become the Bank of Mum and Dad

What to consider before you become the Bank of Mum and Dad

Posted on June 17, 2019, by Ed Coode

News reports suggest that the average amount donated by the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is £18,000. This is a…

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Five surprising reasons why people put off making a Will

Five surprising reasons why people put off making a Will

Posted on May 15, 2019, by Richard Pollock

Richard Pollock, Partner in Coodes Solicitors’ Wills, Probate and Trusts team, says that people can put off making a Will…

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How a properly drawn-up Will could prevent inheritance disputes

How a properly drawn-up Will could prevent inheritance disputes

Posted on March 12, 2019, by Sarah Cornish

Inheritance disputes are on the increase. A recent survey has shown that more people are now prepared to challenge a…

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Could an Asset Protection Trust help my family avoid care home fees?

Could an Asset Protection Trust help my family avoid care home fees?

Posted on February 11, 2019, by Louise Southwell

Have you considered an Asset Protection Trust as a way of helping your family avoid care home fees? Coodes Partner…

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Charities need trustees from all walks of life

Becoming a trustee: Charities need trustees from all walks of life

Posted on November 12, 2018, by Louise Southwell

During Trustees Week (12th-16th November), Partner and elderly client specialist Louise Southwell reflects on her role as Chair of Trustees…

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dividing your assets after a second marriage

Dividing your assets after a second marriage and in a blended family

Posted on October 11, 2018, by Louise Southwell

Updated April 2019 Proper estate and succession planning can make all the difference to family unity, particularly with blended families…

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Alzheimer's

What are the practical considerations if you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?

Posted on September 18, 2018, by Amy Quinn

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s brings with it a number of practical considerations.  Amy Quinn, Dementia Friend and solicitor in Coodes…

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Solicitors for the Elderly report

Solicitors for the Elderly report shows we are leaving medical treatment and care to chance

Posted on July 31, 2018, by Clare McLeish

Clare McLeish of Coodes Solicitors comments on a recent Solicitors for the Elderly report, which shows most of us leave…

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