Preparing Ahead - Successful Management of Family Affairs in Later Life

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Authors On Line Ltd, 2005 - Law - 268 pages
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Does mum have to sell her house? Can I give my house to the children? My friend can't manage at home, how do I help her choose a care home? What help can I get in the house? How do I get help from Social Services? My father has had a stroke and can't sign a cheque, how can I pay his home fees? My partner will get my savings when I die, won't he? These and many other questions are asked by older people and, as importantly, those close to them, whether family, friends or neighbours, when faced with making decisions for those in later life. In Preparing Ahead Colin Ashley addresses many of the legal, financial and practical issues which often need to be faced as we, or those for whom we care, get older. The book emphasises the benefits of finding out well in advance what it is that we do not know and of taking simple steps which will eventually reduce the trauma often associated with advancing years.
 

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Contents

Planning Issues
1
Mental Capacity
10
Managing Affairs during Lifetime Introduction
20
Managing Affairs during Lifetime Enduring Powers
25
Managing Affairs during Lifetime
39
Information and Skeletons
51
The Will Introduction
58
The Will Executors
66
Housekeeping
134
Accommodation
150
Choice of Care Home
166
Community Care Services
184
Domiciliary Care
211
Overall
222
Appendices Appendix 1 Explanation of Terms Glossary
224
Sources of information
234

The WillGifts
76
The Will Miscellaneous
89
Regularising Finances
95
Death
101
Disposing of Assets
117
Advance Directives Living Wills
125
List of information an older person should commit to
249
Some Wills clauses
255
Suggestions for those to be mentioned in
256
Check list of information required with questions to be
257
Forthcoming changes
267
Copyright

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