Specialist advice on making Wills and Powers of Attorney

Wills and Powers of AttorneyWe recommend that everyone have a both a Will and a Power of Attorney in place, even if not in need of care. After all, once you need to act on these, it’s often too late to do anything about it.

Even if it is still possible to give a Power of Attorney, it can routinely take 2-3 months, if not more, to get it in place and registered.

In the meantime, the donor’s accounts could be frozen if they are not capable of making their own decisions any more. If this happens, how do you pay for care? Does the family have the money to pay in the meantime? Can the care provider afford to provide free care until the money is released?

If you lose capacity before before a Power of Attorney is in place, a Deputyship order has to be obtained from the court of protection. This not only incurs a cost but means you don’t get to choose who acts for you.

We can put you in touch with fully qualified people who can help you to arrange these important legal documents before you need them.

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The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate will writing

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