Finance & Legal

The financial and legal aspects that accompany ageing parents can be the most daunting and difficult to discuss and deal with. These often involve contemplating and discussing sensitive topics around dying and ill health, as well as deciphering complicated legal and financial jargon and processes. They also take a lot of time and concentration, can invoke anxiety and can lead to disputes. Here you will find guidance and information on the various legal and financial elements that you need to consider with ageing parents, and how best to approach them to keep the stress levels down.

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Applying for probate: a step-by-step guide

Reviewed by James Badcock Probate – the legal process for administering some...

Making death notification easier

Losing a parent or elder relative is difficult enough without having to deal wi...

Care home costs in the UK: How do people pay for c...

Reviewed by Helen Davies-Parsons Considering a move for your parent or elder...

7 signs it might be time to take control of your p...

As our parents age, there often comes a time when they need assistance in manag...

Planning ahead to reduce inheritance tax

Reviewed by James Badcock The prospect of having to pay a hefty inheritance ...

Financial support for elderly UK: What is your par...

Reviewed by Dean Morgan Is your elder parent getting the financial aid and f...

Bringing your elderly parent to live with you in t...

While the saying 'out of sight, out of mind' holds true for some situations, it...

Should you be the executor of your parent’s will? ...

Reviewed by James Badcock “How would you feel about being the executor of my...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: why they are so import...

Reviewed by James Badcock Have you considered what would happen if your pare...

Applying for Attendance Allowance: Five common pit...

Reviewed by Dean Morgan How difficult is applying for attendance allowance? ...

Taking over ageing parent finances: tips and consi...

What would happen if you suddenly needed to manage your ageing parents finances...

Protecting your family’s future: Why you mus...

Reviewed by James Badcock As much as we don't like to think about it, as we ...

Protecting your parents from scams: 12 practical t...

One of the biggest challenges we face with ageing parents and relatives is prev...
Are you caring or have you ever been a carer for your parent or elder relative?

Are you caring or have you ever been a carer for your parent or elder relative?

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