Is making a will enough?
Most of us know the importance of making a will, despite only a third of us getting around to putting our provisions in place for our loved ones.
If you have a will already, when was this last reviewed? If you do not have a will, there is no time like the present for getting your affairs in order.
Making a will is not necessarily enough. What would happen in the unfortunate event that you had an accident or illness that was not fatal but left you unable to manage your financial and health affairs? If you did not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, The Court of Protection would take control which will lead to thousands of pounds in costs and uncertainty as to who would be managing your lifetime earnings and day to day to care.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney has a number of benefits, to name a few:
- Is reassuring, as if you are unable to make a decision for yourself in the future, your chosen person will be able to make these decisions for you.
- Enables you to choose someone you trust to make decisions for you in the future, if the need arises.
- Saves expense and distress of your affairs being dealt with by the Court of Protection.
GA Solicitors offers a fixed fee service for wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney providing you with extra peace of mind.
The importance of seeing qualified and regulated professional advisors is as important as getting your affairs in order.
At GA Solicitors our dedicated, qualified and understanding team will be pleased to meet with you. Many members of our wills, trusts and probate team are also members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly.
Contact our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team on 01752 203500
Catherine Bailey, Associate