Pets in Estate Planning

From pussycats fluffy, to horses in fields From family pooches to bright parakeets We all have our wonderful, long living pets Who’ll need help if you’re gone, with food, shelter and vets So, make sure you are thoughtful of what will happen to them Should anything happen to you in the end Consider a gift, a consideration of care For those loveable animals when you cannot be there. The poem was designed to make you smile but it’s subject is more serious, and something that you should consider if you have any family pets that could outlive you. These days,
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Common Lasting Power of Attorney Errors

Lasting Powers of Attorney are complex legal documents and care must be taken when drafting them to ensure that are completed correctly. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) will reject any forms that are incorrect and don’t meet their standards. These are the most common mistakes that people make when completing the forms: To register a Lasting Power of Attorney a fee is due of up to £82 for each document, it can also take up to 8 weeks for the OPG to receive, process and register and return the completed documents to you so it’s important to get
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