We specialise in advising our clients how to protect the people:
Will drafting: We can expertly draft your will so that your family, and everything you’ve worked hard for, is fully protected. We know it’s hard to take that first step, but we make the process as relaxed as possible so please give us a call to find out more
Probate: If someone close to you has sadly passed away we can take on the stress of dealing with the banks, building societies and insurers. We’ll get the correct legal approval so that the money and assets can be brought in, and the debts discharged. The money and assets will then be properly distributed without any stress; and all your family will see that the probate has been completed fairly and swiftly
Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney – One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, so it’s very important to make plans for you or your loved ones. A close relative has no power to make decisions about a person’s health or financial affairs without legal authority: A Lasting Power of Attorney provides that authority, but it needs to be put in place before there are any health problems which might affect the person’s ability to make decisions. If you put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place now may avoid the need to make an expensive application to court later on
Court of Protection and the appointment of deputies – A deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone after they have become unable to manage their own affairs. Please ask us for free initial advice if you think you need to be appointed as a deputy to enable you to help someone near and dear to you. This will definitely be something you need to consider if your partner or relative doesn’t already have a power of Attorney in place
Liability to pay for care home fees – Many people are very worried that their home may be taken later in life to pay for care if they are no longer able to look after themselves. We can advise you about the best options to help you protect your most valuable asset and pass it on to those you love
Disputes: We can help you if there is a problem with a disputed will, or if there is a dispute about whether you should be paying for care, or if there is a problem with the care provided by a care homeor nursing home – For more information click here.