Two-thirds of adults in the UK do not have a Will. In the event of your death, the current UK rules do not naturally favour the people you care for most. It is never too early or too late to consider making a Will and you should review such matters regularly.We can help you have a better understanding of why you need a Will, and how having one will make your family’s life less difficult when you are no longer there to support them.
If you have a Will do you need to ensure that it still fulfils your wishes? Are you more worried about the here and now? Who will ensure that you get the care that you want once you are no longer able to make such decisions for yourself? If you know who you want to provide this for you, do they have the legal right to make such decisions for you? Can they access the funds to pay for it?
You may wish to consider appointing attorneys to act for you. That way you can choose who you would want to make decisions, rather than leaving it too late and causing someone to apply to the Court of Protection, requesting the power to deal with your affairs for you.
Ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as to whether you have everything that you want in place to make life as easy as possible for yourself and your family.
If you have any questions, please speak to one of our private client team.