Securing Relationships: Exploring Companionship Agreements
Securing Relationships: Exploring Companionship Agreements

Securing Relationships: Exploring Companionship Agreements If you’re considering living with a friend, it’s important to create a companionship agreement to proactively address potential future challenges. For many older individuals, opting to live with a companion feels like a natural choice. Whether they’ve lost a spouse or find themselves alone without nearby family, partnering with someone in a similar situation offers…

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Video Witnessing for Wills Ceases
Video Witnessing for Wills Ceases

End of an Era: Video Witnessing for Wills Ceases The government announced the cessation of temporary video witnessing for Wills on 31 January 2024. This was implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic lockdown, a temporary amendment to the Wills Act 1837 permitted video witnessing for Wills. However, accompanying guidance indicated that this measure should only be employed as…

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Understanding and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
Understanding and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Protecting Our Seniors: Understanding and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse Older people can be particularly susceptible to financial exploitation. We look at the forms it can take and some of the steps that can be taken to safeguard vulnerable individuals and prevent elder financial abuse. Alarmingly, elder financial abuse can take many forms, from petty theft to defrauding someone of large…

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