Private Client Issues – June 2022


9th June 2022

Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. It features insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

Our teams work both from our offices and remotely and are happy to meet with you virtually, or in person where this is preferred. We have found that many clients prefer the convenience of a video meeting, whilst other prefer face to face, particularly for the first meeting. We are really proud of the way that we have adapted over the last two years.

Why should I make a lasting power of attorney?

When making a lasting power of attorney, you can select someone, or multiple people, whom you want to make decisions on your behalf if you do not have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself in future.

Read more on LPAs

The benefits of estate planning advice

There are a number of things to consider when it comes to estate planning, inheritance tax and asset protection, which can make the process simpler for your loved ones and ensure you are content with how you leave things.

Read more about inheritance tax and asset protection advice

How to protect your pension in a divorce

Why should you consider pensions on divorce, and what happens if you ignore them? We look at the common pitfalls and how you can protect your pension if you are applying for a divorce.

Read more on pensions and divorce

Is it possible to have a ‘good divorce’?

It will take hard work, dedication and commitment from everyone involved. At Blake Morgan, the Family team are members of Resolution, and have agreed to a Code of Practice with an overriding objective to promote a constructive approach to matters, considering the needs of the whole family.

Read more on ‘good divorces’

Applying for gender recognition certificates

With June being Pride Month, we take a closer look at how to receive gender recognition certificates, the three routes to apply to the Gender Recognition Panel and legal process of gender transition.

Read more on gender recognition certificates

What name should I give my child and can it be changed?

The naming system in England and Wales is recognised as one of the most liberal in the world. We look at how you can change your child’s name and what happens if there is no agreement between those with parental responsibility.

Read more on how to change your child’s name

 

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