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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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Top 10 reasons to use a lawyer to make your lasting power of attorney

A lasting power of attorney lets you decide who you would like to make decisions for you if you lose mental capacity. While you may be tempted to try and do it yourself, the process is complicated and if not followed correctly your lasting power of attorney may not be valid when you need to […]

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Families and carers face costly problems with Court of Protection

We insure our life, our home, our cars, our holidays and even our pets against misfortune.  So why do so many people fail to guard against costly problems for our loved ones that could arise from our serious illness or death? Gayle Woods, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in West Lancashire, advises […]

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Ormskirk Advisor newsletter now online

Get the latest legal updates in the autumn 2016 edition of the Ormskirk Advisor, the newsletter of Mooney Everett Solicitors in Lancashire. In this edition, our property team has advice on the financial schemes available for first-time buyers who need help getting on the property ladder.  Director Susan Ward explains how schemes such as Help […]

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How to appoint an attorney with immediate effect

If you are going into hospital or going abroad and you need someone to deal with your finances or run your business while you are away, you can appoint an attorney under a general power of attorney with immediate effect. Gayle Woods, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett in Ormskirk, explains how a general […]

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