You're not tempting fate ... you're protecting your family
Estate planning isn’t just about what happens after your death, it’s also about how you live and who will look after your affairs for you in the event that you can’t do it for yourself.
We’ve all seen the news and watched as people struggle to cope with twists of fate that have left them without sufficient care or court cases where families struggle to regain control over how best to care for their relatives, and yet we do nothing about protecting ourselves and our families from going through the same ordeal.
It’s as if we feel that in by addressing these issues we are somehow tempting fate!
And yet, we should be taking a few moments to think about the consequences of not acting and the devastating effects on our families and on ourselves.
Our wills team can guide you through the complexity of making the right type of will and / or trusts for your family and ‘good causes’, ensuring that they have one less thing to worry about at an incredibly stressful time. They can also help you to review your financial affairs and take steps to reduce the impact of inheritance tax on your estate.
They can discuss with you Lasting Powers of Attorney; what they can and can’t manage on your behalf are complex agreements that have a significant impact of how you live your life.
To help you, we are offering (during March) a free consultation – an hour with an estate planning (wills and LPA) lawyer based in Clare or Sudbury to determine your options and ‘best’ approach.
We won’t push you into making a decision there and then, we will simply give you the information you need to make the decision that’s best for you and your family.
Our Private Client team are available for consultations in the Sudbury office as well as Clare and the Sudbury office is open 10.00 until 1.00pm on Saturdays.
To book a confidential consultation, please complete the form, stating when the best time is for us to contact you, and the method of contact you would prefer.
Read our free guides:
Understanding Probate: a brief guide to the usual steps that have to be taken when somebody dies and an application has to be made for a grant of probate on your behalf.
Guide to Powers of attorney and what they can and can’t manage on your behalf are complex agreements that have a significant impact of how you live your life.
Guide to Legal Guardianship: If you've got children under 18 or anyone else who depends on you, 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.