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Top tips to avoid a scam

Unfortunately, there are times when criminals will pretend to be a solicitor to scam members of the public and take their money. Fraudsters will target genuine law firms by claiming to represent a client on the other side of a transaction (such as a property purchase) or may target individuals directly by appearing to be…

The importance of a Lasting Powers of Attorney

  Most people have heard of the importance of making a Will to ensure a person’s wishes are met when they pass away, but not everyone has heard of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and the importance of these documents when caring for a loved one. LPAs are documents you can put in place which…

How to contest a Will after Probate

Contentious probate claims relate to any dispute upon the contents of a deceased will, whether the deceased should have provided for individuals following their passing and how their estate is to be administered. Losing a loved one is difficult, but add to this a dispute and a sad situation can quickly become confrontational and complex….

How can I help a family member diagnosed with Dementia manage their affairs?

To assist someone with their affairs (whether related to their finances or to health matters), you must hold the legal powers to do so. The route you will need to take will depend on the mental capacity of the person you are seeking to help. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) A Lasting Power of…

Top ten points to consider when making a Will

A lengthy administrative process, disputes between family members and financial hardship are just some of the repercussions for families when a love one dies without making a Will. Despite the increased problems for loved ones left behind, it is estimated that 59%* of people in the UK still don’t have a Will. So where to…

The importance of appointing a guardian for your children

Becoming a parent is life-changing and with so much excitement and planning involved along the way, it is hardly surprising that most people do not consider drafting a Will and appointing a guardian at what is a very important stage of their lives. If the worst was to happen and both you and your partner…

Can the Will of someone who has died be changed?

Although not common, mistakes and errors in Wills do happen. However, when mistakes or errors are discovered after the testator (the individual who has made a will) has passed away, this can cause problems for expectant beneficiaries. Private Client Partner, David Hill discusses the two main options (Variation and Rectification) to consider when looking to…

Your Lasting Power of Attorney questions answered in our latest video

Listen to our expert Kate Norris and Kat King as they answer your questions about Lasting Power of Attorney. It is never too early to put an LPA in place so get in touch today to put one in place. Call Kate on 01225 750 000 or email kate.norris@mogersdrewett.com or Kat King on 01749 342…

Mogers Drewett support The Sherborne Business Awards 2021

Commercial Property Partner, Justin Hopkins explains why Mogers Drewett are proud to support The Sherborne Business Awards this year.  

Want to learn more about Power of Attorney? – Join our virtual event

Join our experts Kate Norris and Kat King and they answer questions on Power of Attorney and the importance of having one in place now whatever your age. For more details and to book your place please call Crandon Springs Care Home on 01749 301947