A Guide to Wills, Probate and Attorney
Start date: 14th Jan 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Duration: 6 weeks
Tutor: Helen Forster
Course code: 20SP99
This course is for;
Anyone who is over the age of 18 and has an interest in wills, probate and capacity matters. The course is designed to give background regarding the law in these areas, so that individuals will have an understanding of how to get their personal affairs in order. We will also be giving practical examples of everyday problems encountered in this area, and how to resolve these.
We will also discuss inheritance tax and tax planning on death, and in your lifetime to protect you and your family in respect of care and care fees.
This course will suit anyone who is looking to plan for the future, or has concerns regarding care or care fees for a loved one, as well as anyone concerned about inheritance tax.
For the first session students will need; Notebook or paper, pen and a file to hold course notes.
Additional Costs; None
The course aims
By the end of the course you should be able to understand the basic principles regarding wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney, and be aware of the pitfalls surrounding these areas.
The course will cover
How to put your legal affairs in order in a practical way, so that if anything happens your affairs can be dealt with in the right way.
We will be discussing the hey documentation required in each area, and the laws behind these, such as the Wills Act and the Mental Capacity Act. We will also be discussing care fees planning and the current inheritance tax rules, and how you can ensure you can get assets to your family either in your lifetime or on your death in as tax efficient a way as possible.
Please note that this course is intended to give general advice in this area, and is not intended to provide individual legal advice.
By the end of the course students should be able to:-
Make an informed decision in terms of what is applicable to you or your family in terms of private client law;
- Understand the documentation that is availaible to you in this area of law, dependent upon your needs.
- Understand the pitfalls and problems that have arisen in this area, and be aware of how to avoid these.
- Identify who can help and assist you in the event of problems arising.