Are your affairs in order?
Lots of people wait until their senior years to put their affairs in order. In fact, over two thirds of the UK’s population haven’t made a Will and one third will die without making one.
That’s a lot of people who don’t get to decide who inherits their estate, who don’t choose who will take care of their children if something should happen to them and who don’t get to pick who will look after their assets for their heirs.
We all hope these are problems we don’t have to worry about until our old age. But if something does happen, wouldn’t you want to know your loved ones are provided for? Death and serious illness are an extremely hard time for any family, so it makes sense not to add the worry and confusion of leaving your affairs in a muddle.
Of course, no one can expect the unexpected, but a little bit of planning can go a long way.
What can our lawyers help with
We have hundreds of hand-picked and vetted lawyers on our service. Our specialist wills, probate and private client lawyers are able to deal with a wide variety of jobs. Here’s a few things they regularly advise on:
- Powers of attorney
If not, and you haven’t made a Will: you don't get to choose who your assets go to and the court will have to decide who looks after your children.
It also costs on average £10,000 more to sort out your affairs if you die intestate than if you'd made a Will... (continue reading)
If you have lost a loved one you’ll want to speak to a specialist probate solicitor. They can help advise you on all the steps you need to take and can take care of... (continue reading)
Lasting Powers of Attorney replace the old powers of attorney, known as Enduring Powers of Attorney.
The new Lasting Powers of Attorney become valid if/when a person loses mental capacity and... (continue reading)