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The COVID-19 outbreak has shone a light on the importance of ensuring we’ve all put our affairs in order. Key tasks, including writing a Will, drawing up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to manage your assets in case of incapacity and planning for your funeral, seem to be in sharp focus.
The truth is, with more than 50,000 people dying each month in Britain without the help of coronavirus, everyone should plan ahead; leaving their affairs in order for their loved ones.
Passing away without a Will means your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy. Therefore, your assets may not go to the people you want to benefit. This is particularly important if you have complicated personal affairs, for example children with a former partner.
An LPA allows trusted family members or friends to act as your ‘attorney’ and make decisions on your behalf should you lose mental capacity. Coronavirus is not the biggest threat here, but dementia and Alzheimer’s are. But you cannot simply set one up once metal capacity is lost. You’ll need to apply to the Court of Protection, a lengthy and costly process.
In this challenging time of lockdown and self-isolation, we can help arrange these documents providing you peace of mind.
We have implemented a streamlined process for ensuring these documents are both legally drafted and executed whilst adhering to current isolation and self-distancing protocols. We're offering a remote (online) consultation service and (where practical) a home witnessing service.
We have put together some of the most frequently asked questions relating to Wills and LPAs in the attached document.
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