Making a Will
If you die without a Will, you are said to have died “Intestate”. The consequence of this is that it is the law who decides who will inherit your estate, not you.
Should you have no close family your property may pass to relatives you may not have seen for years or if there are no relatives, to the state. Intestacy can cause great heartache and badly planned Wills can lead to disputed Wills.
Preparing your Will to provide for your family and loved ones is of vital importance, not only to ensure that they receive what you wish them to, but also to ensure maximum use is taken of tax planning.
You may be considering giving a gift to a charity and we can help you with this and give advice.
You may also want to consider appointing an Attorney to help you deal with your matter, under a Lasting Power of Attorney – Property and Affairs or Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare, and we can provide you with advice on this.
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Many people are concerned about receiving medical treatment in a situation where they are unable to make their own decisions and/or give consent to treatment. For such people, a “Living Will” may be of comfort.
In essence, it is a written expression of wishes made by someone of sound mind indicating the circumstances in which they do or do not wish to continue with medical treatment.
In this connection you may also want to consider a Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare.
Estate Administration and Probate
At a time of emotional stress, it is vital that you should be able to rely upon your professional advisers not only to provide calm and considered advice but also to assist in distributing the pecuniary and other bequests under the Will. We have long experience in the administration of estates, whether passing by will or under intestacy.