This website provides you with information about making Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney , Trusts, Deputyship Orders in the Court of Protection, Probate and Estate Administration, at home or by visiting an office in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne at a time to suit you, including evenings or weekends.
Making a Will and Power of Attorney is often something that we avoid doing, either because we don’t have a lot of spare time, or we simply do not like to think about it. However, the procedure does not need to be longwinded or complicated.
- Your Will allows you to choose who shall inherit your estate.
- Your Will allows you to appoint Guardians - who will look after your children if you die? Who will control their inheritance until they are adults?
- Your Will allows you to provide for your partner - if you have not married or entered into a civil partnership, they generally would not inherit on your death unless you make a Will.
- Your Will may void 'accidental disinheritance', i.e. if your Will leaves your entire estate to your partner, he or she may remarry or change their Will after your death. Your children or other beneficiaries may be 'accidentally disinherited'. The use of trusts in a Will can prevent this.
- Your Will may offer some protection from care home fees, depending upon your family circumstances.
- Your Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Finances allows you to appoint trusted Attorneys to manage your finances in the future.
- Your Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare enables your trusted Attorneys to make decisions about your health related matters, should you be unable to make such decisions.
- Most importantly, making your Will and Lasting Power of Attorney makes matters substantially more straightforward for your loved ones, at an already stressful time.
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