Anyone working in the professional services sector, including accountants, estate agents and independent financial advisers, can attend a free webinar run by Yorkshire law firm, LCF Law, that will focus on protecting the family home and keeping assets within the family.
The webinar will take place at 9.30am on Tuesday, July 20, and will be hosted by experienced solicitors, Rachel Spencer Robb and Ann Christian, who are both partners at LCF Law. It will cover key topics advisers often get asked about by their clients.
Ann Christian has 20 years’ experience in private client work and is well-known in Yorkshire for helping clients to plan for their future and protect their assets. She is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly.
Ann said: “Inheritance tax is a hot topic and a real worry for people when it comes to selling their family home and making their will. During the webinar, we will look at the tax implications and help advisors add value to the conversations they have with their clients.
“I will also look at the common questions we get asked about funding of care home fees in the future and the implications of what happens when somebody needs to move into a care or nursing home.”
Rachel Spencer Robb is head of LCF Law’s family law team and has more than 25 years’ experience dealing exclusively with family law issues. She is a qualified collaborative lawyer, an accredited mediator and is nationally recognised as an expert in her field by independent legal guides Chamber and Partners and Legal 500.
Rachel said: “I will cover the legal implications of parents helping their children buy a home. Many first-time buyers are helped onto the property ladder by the ‘bank of mum and dad’ but it is essential that everyone understands where they stand legally.
“This informative session will enable professional advisors to add value to their own advice to clients, as well as providing useful information on common personal and financial matters often raised by clients.
“In addition, we will be talking about pre-nuptial agreements, which are becoming much more common place these days, especially due to the increase of second and third marriages.
“This webinar will explore these agreements and also cover what happens to a couple’s house when they split up. The division of a family home is often a very contentious issue and getting the best legal advice from an early stage can really help both parties move forward.”
LCF Law’s managing partner, Simon Stell, said: “Rachel and Ann are not only experts in their field, but they both have a very personable and understanding approach when dealing with some of the biggest events in peoples’ lives.
“Separation, divorce, the sale of a jointly owned property and moving into a care home all need legal expertise and a considered approach, and anyone attending the webinar will be able to ask them questions about these complicated issues.”