Everyone should make a Will regardless of age, state of health or marital status. A valid Will is the only way that your wishes can be acted upon with certainty when it comes to distributing your assets upon death. It is important to review any existing Will to ensure that it continues to be relevant to your current circumstances.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an arrangement that is becoming increasingly necessary as we continue to live longer. An LPA gives someone you trust the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf in case you lack mental capacity at some future time or no longer wish to make decisions for yourself. It is imperative that you put an LPA in place whilst you have full mental capacity as this is a requirement of the Office of the Public Guardian with whom it must be registered.
Our independent financial advisers can help you to put a Will and an LPA in place.