We have professionals on-hand who can provide the following services:
A will is a legal document by which you express your wishes as to how your property is to be distributed on your death. It will name the various beneficiaries, needless to say, but also one or more other individuals, the executors, who are responsible for managing the deceased’s estate on their death and ensuring the appropriate distribution of the assets – a process known as ‘probate’.
Although it may seem like a daunting task, we can ensure that writing your will is as easy and as straightforward as possible. We will visit you in the comfort of your own home, explain everything to you in easy to understand language, and so allowing you to make the right decisions for you and your family. it is very important to have an effective and up-to-date will in place at the time of death. If not, the deceased is said to have died ‘intestate’ – this not only means that you will have no control over who receives your assets but also your family may be left facing legal complications, delays and additional costs at what is already a difficult time. Have a look at our wills page for more information.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people you trust (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions, or to make decisions on your behalf, about such things as your healthcare or finances should you lose the ability to manage your own affairs as a result of an accident, illness or infirmity.
It could prove to be critical because without it:
- Your spouse or partner would not be able to access your assets or manage your financial affairs and welfare needs.
- Your family would have to apply to the Court of Protection to secure your benefits, arrange appropriate care and access insurance payments or pension benefits.
There are two different forms of Lasting Power of Attorney that can be made, and we can help you with both: one deals with your property and financial affairs whilst the other deals with your health and personal welfare issues. For more information please see our LPA page here.
Should you pass away overseas, your family will require the repatriation of your body to the UK in order to take advantage of your UK-based prepaid funeral plan.
By paying a small additional supplement to your prepaid funeral plan, you can ensure that our professionals will take care of all the necessary arrangements in a timely and efficient manner, thereby relieving your family of any stress at what is already a difficult time. For more information please see our 5 steps to repatriation here.