Wills and Powers of Attorney
We recommend that all clients prepare a will. It is usually a straightforward and inexpensive process but one which will make things easier for your family when you die. If you die without leaving a will it may be necessary for your family to apply to the court to have an executor appointed and your estate may not be divided up as you would have wished.
If you would like to discuss making a will please contact any of our offices and make an appointment to speak with one of our solicitors.
Powers of Attorney
We all know that we should make a will to provide what should happen to our estate and property when we die. But what would happen if we were unable to manage our affairs because we were physically unable to do so for any reason or did not have mental capacity to do so? Sometimes court procedure is required to appoint a guardian to look after your affairs. By preparing a power of attorney before the need arises you can appoint someone to look after your affairs in the event that you are unable to do so and avoid difficulties and the need for court intervention by your family. A Power of Attorney can also be used if you want someone to look after your affairs for a limited period of time for example if you are going abroad.