WILLS & WILL WRITING SERVICES

A Will is a legal document that sets out who will receive your assets after death. Writing a Will is the only way you can be sure your wishes will be carried out.

A professionally written will ensure a legally protected legacy for your beneficiaries. Without a valid will, your beneficiaries may not receive what you promised them...Why making a will is crucial to protecting your beneficiaries inheritance

 

 

LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

A lasting power of attorney or LPA  is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people you trust ie a family member as an attorney to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf if you lose mental capacity. There are two types of Power of Attorney 1. Property & Financial Affairs 2. Health & Welfare. LPA's must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian .Find out why Lasting Powers of Attorney are so important

ESTATE PLANNING AND TYPES OF TRUSTS

During the early 1500s in England, landowners found it advantageous to convey the legal title of their land to third parties while retaining the benefits of ownership. Because they were not the real "owners" of the land, and wealth was primarily measured by the amount of land owned, they were immune from creditors and may have absolved themselves of some feudal obligations. While feudal concerns no longer exist and wealth is held in many forms other than land (i.e., stocks, bonds, bank accounts), the idea of placing a property in third-party hands for the benefit of another has survived and prospered. This is the idea of a trust...find out more about estate planning and types of trusts

PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS

None of us really want to talk about our own funeral. However, nearly 20% of people who die do not have any provision in place. This can cause financial distress to family members and loved ones left behind. A good way to make sure your wishes are carried out and to cover the cost of a funeral is a prepaid funeral plan...find out how you can pay for your funeral in advance

PROPERTY PROTECTION TRUSTS

What is a Property Protection Trust? A property protection trust is a will designed to help protect your property from an assessment of long-term care fees or sideways disinheritance of children from a previous marriage. find out about how a property protection trust works

PROBATE SERVICES

Probate is the legal process to establish the ownership of an estate before the tax is paid and the assets distributed. The responsibility for probate lies with the executors of a will who often appoint a professional firm to take on the responsibility. Probate is still required where there is no will although the process is known as Administration. What is the probate process