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Talking about West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community

Talking about West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community

The West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community have been taking action against dementia, as part of Dementia Action Week by recording a series of six short videos to provide an insight into their work. Watch these valuable first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with dementia, their relatives and members of the West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community and […]

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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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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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Loss of mental capacity

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition, which may at some point affect your ability to make decisions for yourself, there will be a lot that you need to think about.  Among the issues to be considered is who should step into your shoes to make decisions on your […]

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Leaving a gift to charity in your will

Time spent with family and friends over the festive period can make you realise how precious life is and the importance of ensuring that those you love and care about are provided for when you die.  Among those you wish to benefit from your will may be a charitable organisation, but occasionally leaving gifts to […]

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Protect your children’s inheritance by taking advantage of new tax allowance for family home

Nobody wants to see their hard-earned cash go to the tax man when they die, but until recently if your estate was worth more than £325,000 you faced the prospect of having to pay inheritance tax at a rate of 40 per cent. There were, and continue to be, ways to reduce your potential liability […]

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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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