How-to Guides

Our How-to Guides are designed to give an introduction to a particular topic. Each one contains an overview of the subject with tips and suggestions.

How to Find a Missing Will

If a deceased person’s Will is missing it could lead to assets being distributed to the wrong people. It could also result in other serious legal and tax consequences. It is a duty of anyone attempting to administer the estate of a deceased person to search for a Will.

This guide takes you through the steps to follow when searching for a Will. Read more

How to stop an attorney acting wrongfully

Unfortunately, not all attorneys appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney act as they should. Sometimes it’s through genuine ignorance of their responsibilities but in some cases, their actions are deliberately unlawful.

This guide suggests ways to stop attorneys from acting against the best interests of the donor of the power? Read more

How to challenge a care plan

If you have concerns that the care plan put in place for an elderly or vulnerable person is not, in fact, suitable for them what can you do about it? A care plan will be devised in consultation with a number of different professionals depending on the situation. Family members may also be consulted but not necessarily ‘listened’ to.

This guide suggests when and how you can challenge the details of an individual care plan Read more

How to prepare for a care assessment

What do you need to do to get ready for a care assessment to try to ensure you or a relative get the funding and care they need? Care assessments can be undertaken in various settings – hospitals, care homes, or an individual’s own home. Often the assessment process can seem confusing and the outcome disappointing.

This guide offers information on how to prepare for a care assessment to have the best chance of achieving the right outcome. Read more

How to administer an estate

The people appointed either by a Will or by law in an intestacy to administer a deceased person’s estate often have no previous experience of what’s involved. It can seem a daunting prospect.

In this guide, we cover some of the basics on how to get started. Read more