Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian, the government body responsible for registering lasting powers of attorney, reveal that the number of applications dropped by 25 per cent over the last year. In 2020/21, just 691,746 were made, compared with 917,550 in 2019/20. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document by which
For many people, trusts are a useful way to assist in tax planning and to preserve assets. There are various types of trusts and they can be created during your lifetime or by your will.
Trusts can be used to safeguard your interests if you are buying a house with someone, especially if you are not married. They can also be used to protect your assets from bankruptcy or divorce and, if you have children, to ensure that their inheritance is protected when your estate passes to your surviving spouse. If you are a grandparent, you might use a trust to provide for your grandchildren’s education. Plus, if you are a business owner, there are additional benefits of using trusts to take advantage of special provisions for business assets.
At Farnfields Solicitors, we are experts in trust creation and administration and can ensure that trust law is applied in the most effective manner for your personal circumstances. Our specialist lawyers can guide you through the complexities of trust law and ensure that you are clear on what your trust arrangements will achieve.
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