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Mental Capacity or Not ?

mental capacity or not
  1. Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) sets out what happens when people are unable to make decisions i.e. when they lack capacity to make decisions. The MCA came into full force on 1 October 2007 in England & Wales.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The MCA is supported by a Code of Practice (the ‘Code’). All professionals, such as GPs, doctors, social workers and paid carers, must comply with the Code when they are supporting anyone who lacks capacity.

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Cohabiting couples warned of ‘common law marriage’ myths.

cohabiting couples

Cohabiting couples warned of ‘common law marriage’ myths Millions of unmarried couples who live together could be unaware of their rights if the relationship breaks down Resolution carried out a survey which found two-thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe “common-law marriage” laws exist when dividing up finances. The number of unmarried couples living together has …

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Dying without a Will

dying without a will

    The number of enquiries about people who have died without making a will has more than doubled over the past five years, Citizens Advice says. The charity recorded 1,522 such queries in 2011, rising to 3,747 in 2015, along with a rise in queries about problems executing wills. According to a YouGov survey, …

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10 Reasons to make a Will

ten reasons to make a will

Writing a Will, isn’t just a nice to have it can often arguably be one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have …

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