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WHY DO I NEED A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?

Lasting Powers of Attorney can make all the difference to your peace of mind if you are elderly as you may find it impossible to make your own decisions at some point in the future. When you have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, you can rest assured that your appointed Attorneys will be [...]

2019-09-09T16:22:51+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Lasting Power of Attorney|0 Comments

MENTAL CAPACITY AND WRITING WILLS

For a will to be legally valid, the person making it must have what is known as ‘mental capacity’ to do so. Mental capacity has a specific meaning in law, which is defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Mental Capacity Act applies to a number of areas of law, but the guidance which [...]

2019-09-09T16:17:36+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Will writing|0 Comments

3 REASONS TO GET YOUR WILL SORTED OUT

Taking the time to sort out your will is arguably one of the most important things you can do. It not only helps your family once you have gone but is also worthwhile in terms of your own wishes too. Many people in the UK though, still put off sorting their will out. This can [...]

2019-09-09T16:13:02+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Will writing|0 Comments

THE TRUE COST OF A NOT MAKING A WILL

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way No one really likes to think about the topic of death. It’s not the most sociable subject of general conversation. However, one fact remains. We will all die. Is it really fair to leave your loved ones without certainty and clarity about what should happen to your estate? [...]

2019-09-14T14:06:37+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Will writing|0 Comments

BENEFITS OF A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

If you're concerned about losing your mental capacity, preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) will help reduce stress and worry. Here are some of the benefits of having an LPA. It's Your Choice You're in control over who handles the decisions about your health and finances - from big decisions, like selling your house [...]

2019-09-09T16:05:44+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Lasting Power of Attorney|0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Will

Are you thinking of making a will? Why bother? After all, it's hassle that could last for a whole afternoon - or even more! And, it'll only become relevant after you're dead anyway!   Here are five reasons why life's too short for you to waste it drawing up documents... 1) Your loved ones don't deserve a [...]

2019-03-19T13:27:05+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Will writing|0 Comments

Lasting Powers of Attorney – For you or for your loved ones?

I often find that the importance of preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) is not lost on people, but the urgency certainly is. Most people think that preparing their Will is more important. Some even think it is a case of either making their Wills or preparing LPAs. The fact of the matter is that [...]

2019-01-18T09:46:04+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ultimate list of Will writing mistakes to avoid

Errors and mistakes in your Will, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can make it void and invalid. If your Will is invalid, then there isn’t much point in having it in the first place. To make things worse, an invalid Will is found out when the Testator (the person who wrote the Will) [...]

2018-04-23T10:16:32+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Will writing|0 Comments

Strangest Wills – The Weird and the Wonderful

Don’t get me wrong, writing a Will to let loved ones know what your wishes are after you die is a serious matter. However, on a lighter note, I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the more stranger Wills that have gone down in history #1 – Harry Houdini Harry [...]

2018-04-23T10:16:24+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Will writing|0 Comments