Fordyce & Playle are members of the Will Writing Society and specialise in creating legally binding Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Making a correct and binding Will is extremely important, especially with the complications of today’s society meaning a Will alone is not always good enough. Our trained and experienced team listen to your needs and concerns, and offer you the correct tailored advice.
The initial consultation is free of charge, in the comfort of your own home or in one of our offices, and without any obligation. Everything is discussed in plain English and the process is explained to you up-front. You are free to use as much, or as little, of the advice as you wish.
It is important for you to make a will to ensure that if the worst was to happen your possessions and finances are left organised. If you pass away without a will there are certain rules which dictate how your money and property is to be allocated. This may not be the way that you would have wished your estate to be distributed and it causes unnecessary stress for your survivors.
Our specialist will writers will consult with you to ensure a valid and legal will is created to protect your loved ones and ensure your possessions are distributed as per your wishes.
A Will only deals with what is left of your estate when you pass away; a Trust will ensure that your estate is protected during your lifetime, alongside other benefits. A trust protects your property against being taken to pay for future care, ensures your beneficiaries are protected from divorce or survivors re-marrying and reduces potential inheritance tax liabilities.
During your free initial consultation our advisers will consider whether trusts will work for your situation and advise accordingly.
Lasting Power of Attorney
It is important to be aware that just because you are married or because you are someone’s next of kin, you do not have automatic Power of Attorney over that person. In the absence of a properly written Lasting Power of Attorney, the Court of Protection will become involved and appoint a Deputy to manage someone’s affairs should they lose the capacity to do so themselves.
To avoid issues, delays, arguments and expenses, it is prudent to write a Lasting Power of Attorney well in advance of any health issues.
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