LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES, AND WHILST MANY OF THEM ARE WELCOME, IT'S IMPORTANT AS WE GET TO PLAN FOR THOSE THAT AREN'T.
It’s tempting to avoid thinking about the worst, but it makes practical sense to make sure we’ve provided for loved ones when we die or have arranged for someone we trust to make legal decisions on our behalf if we’re unable to make them ourselves.
Asking Carlsons’ experienced London solicitors to draft a professionally-written Will or Lasting Power of Attorney protects you and your family when you can’t.
WHY HAVING A WILL IS IMPORTANT.
Without a Will, you risk your partner and children being disinherited. A Will prepared by a solicitor and reviewed regularly ensures your wishes are legally binding, safeguarding your family, protecting your assets and saving on inheritance tax liability.
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) give you the reassurance of knowing someone will be able to make legal decisions on your behalf according to your precise wishes when illness or disability means you can’t. There are two different types of LPA – one for property and financial affairs, covering decisions about your wealth and assets, and one for health and welfare, which deals with decisions about your medical care. We can help with both.
You can appoint one or more adults whom you trust, either together or separately, to make important decisions for you. We can guide you through all your options and help you to complete and register the official forms needed to make your LPA. We are also able to act on behalf of family members should a dispute over the LPA arise in the future.
If you need to manage the affairs of someone who no longer has the capacity to make decisions themselves, we can help you with your application for deputyship.