The Gazette, 8 November 2019

The importance of Wills for cohabiting couples Every month Rebecca Weare & Beccy Bristow solicitors at Start Point Law hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe libraries.  The sessions are an opportunity to seek legal advice from a professional on a wide range of legal issues, and we are always happy to try to tackle any issue and … Read More

Who is your next of kin?

The Post, Legal Corner October-November 2019 Next of Kin is a term usually used to refer to your nearest blood relative, or in the case of a married couple or a civil partnership it usually means husband, wife or civil partner. Many people assume that being next of kin means that you automatically have the right to make decisions and … Read More

The Gazette, 11 October 2019

Protecting the bank of mum and dad? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and Salcombe. Recently we met a couple who wanted to lend their daughter money to help her to purchase her first property with her partner.  They are not alone, it is estimated £6.3 billion will be provided by the “Bank of Mum … Read More

What does an Executor do?

The Village Voice, September 2019 What is an executor and what do they do? The legal definition of an Executor is “a person appointed to deal with someone’s financial and administrative affairs after they die”.  An executor is appointed in a Last Will and Testament.   Step 1 – Register the death You must register the death within five days at … Read More

The Gazette 13 September

What happens to your possessions when you die? Last month an elderly lady spoke to us about her Will.  She had a Will in which she had made provision for her assets to be divided equally between her children.  She had started to worry about what would happen to her things after she died?  Who was going to decide who … Read More

The Gazette, August 9 2019

How does marriage affect your Will? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and the Salcombe clinic will be back in September. With the current wedding season upon us, many couples are busy planning their big day and futures together.  A couple who are getting married in September came to see us recently.  They had heard … Read More

Weddings & Wills

The Post – Legal corner August/September 2019 With wedding season in full swing, many happy couples will be planning the finishing touches to their big day and probably the furthest thing from their mind is making a Will.  However, planning for your future should include considering what life will be like for your loved ones when you die. Wills should … Read More

The Gazette, July 12 2019

What happens when you don’t appoint an attorney? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, the Salcombe clinic will be back in September. Often people ask about a lasting power of attorney (LPA).  This legal document appoints a person to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer have capacity to make decisions yourself.  People … Read More

Why worry about Digital Assets

The Gazette, 19 June 2019 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, and in April, May and June we held a clinic Salcombe Library. We recently met a couple concerned about newspaper articles reporting a story involving a widow who had to take court proceedings against Apple to get access to the photographs that her deceased … Read More

Acting as an Attorney

The Post – Legal corner June 2019 This article focusses on the duties of an Attorney appointed by a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) What is an Attorney? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document which a person can use to appoint a person or people to make decisions for them when they no longer have capacity … Read More