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Your Will is unquestionably one of the most important documents you will ever draft. It not only provides you with control, certainty and the peace of mind that your loved ones will be cared for after you’re gone, it also enables you to designate executors, establish a protective framework for your family and prevent potential complications that can arise in the absence of a Will. Maintaining a Will that accurately reflects your current wishes is essential, however, knowing when and how to update it can seem daunting. In this blog, we’ll delve deeper into the process of updating your Will and why it’s necessary.
Probate is the process of proving that a Will is valid and confirming the right of an individual listed as an executor to administer the deceased’s estate. The process can be complicated and time-consuming, and knowing when you need probate is one of the most important questions to start with. In this article, we’ll take a look at when you need probate and how we can help to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible and that you and your family are supported.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that grants another person the capacity to make certain decisions on your behalf. Many of us have heard of, and understand the importance of making an LPA for Property and Financial Affairs. However, there are now a growing number of people realising the benefits and importance of making a Health and Welfare LPA also.
When someone passes away without a Will in place, it can be a difficult and confusing time for those left behind. Not only are they faced with the emotional stress of loss, but they are also faced with the legal complexities of settling the deceased’s estate. This is why it is particularly important to understand the rules of intestacy and what happens when someone dies without a Will.
It is natural that as we age, we start to think about the future, particularly in relation to our care and how fees that occur may affect our assets. If there comes a time when either you or your partner needs to move into a care home, the fees could use up a large part of your assets. Care home fees are inevitable, and there is very little you can do to avoid them. However, there are measures that you can take when planning your estate to ensure that some of your assets are protected. This blog will explain how you can plan effectively for the future.
Dementia is a difficult disease to deal with, and if your loved one is showing the early signs, it can be a challenging time for the whole family. This blog will detail the importance of a lasting power of attorney (LPA), the different types of LPA and whether or not you can get a lasting power of attorney for someone showing early signs of dementia.