Saturday opening hours for Sudbury branch

SUDBURY BRANCH NOW OPEN SATURDAYS

10am until 1pm

Giving you more time for life’s adventures

Wayman & Long Solicitors | 23 Friars Street | Sudbury | CO10 2AA

tel: 01787 277375

September Offer – FREE consultation for divorce or separation

September Offer - FREE consultation for divorce and separation

For couples with children, September is the best time (if there ever is one) to seek advice on separation and divorce.  The new school term can also be a new start for you too.

To help you, we are offering (during September) a free consultation – an hour with a family, divorce & separation specialist to determine your options and ‘best’ approach.

Visit our page for more information

Considering your dependants

Death planning guide: consider your dependants

Death planning guide: consider your dependants

Money Savings Expert Martin Lewis has compiled a checklist of 20 things you need to consider when planning for the financial well-being of your family (it’s on his website). The check-list includes tips on wills, inheritance tax, funerals and setting up power of attorney.  Our last post covered the reasons for making a will. This post covers what you need to consider when you have dependants.

If you've got children under 18 or anyone else who depends on you (including your beloved pets), make sure you discuss with your family who'd look after them after you've gone. It's tough to talk about, but don't put it off. Making plans and provisions now will help to ensure they're safe and cared for if the worst happens, especially if you’re currently the only living parent.

When you discuss it, first make sure those you've asked are prepared to do it, as it's a big commitment. You can then name them in your will as legal guardians. However, if further down the line they become unable to look after them, or if they refused, a court would appoint a suitable guardian instead.

If you're a carer, the NHS website also has info on where to get extra help and advice.

 

We have produced guides to help you with Legal Guardianship, Probate matters and also understanding Powers of Attorney.  Our Estate planning team can help with these as well as with inheritance planning. To talk to one of the team, please call us on 01787 277375 or use the online form.

New guide to parental responsibility

New guide to parental responsibility

Our new guide to parental responsibility explains what responsibility rights are and who automatically has them. It also covers how to obtain PR rights if you don't have them and how they are used in the 'best-interests' of the child.