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Buying a home for your retirement: five things you need to consider

The United Kingdom’s population is aging rapidly and, fortunately, higher living standards mean most of us will enjoy a long and active retirement.  As we grow older our housing needs often change and, if you are approaching retirement you may have already started to think about your options. In this article, Susan Ward, residential conveyancing […]

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How to apply for a grant of probate

If someone you know has died, and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and belongings.  The only way to […]

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Legal ways to reduce inheritance tax

Having worked hard throughout our lives, saved and invested carefully, we may wish to leave something to pass on to our children, loved ones and perhaps a charity that we support. Pam Hughes, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire advises that there are many ways to reduce inheritance tax, but […]

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Ormskirk fire station turns up the heat on dementia awareness

On 23 November 2017, the West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community held an information marketplace day at Ormskirk fire station to turn up the heat on dementia awareness. As registered Dementia Friends, Mooney Everett are deeply committed to being part of West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community, a group of dedicated volunteers and local organisations who have […]

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Mental capacity requirements to make a will

With debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s on the increase, the question of whether or not a person has mental capacity to make a will frequently arises. Pam Briscoe, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire explains the rules. Assessing mental capacity Mental capacity, in the context of making a […]

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Mental capacity requirements to make a will

With debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s on the increase, the question of whether or not a person has mental capacity to make a will frequently arises. Pam Briscoe, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, West Lancashire explains the rules. Assessing mental capacity Mental capacity, in the context of making […]

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