Putting your legal affairs in good order will ensure that when the time comes, your relatives have as little to do as possible and that your money and property is distributed in accordance with your wishes. It is also important to put arrangements in place for the management of your affairs during your lifetime should you reach a point where you can no longer manage things for yourself.
Our understanding and friendly Private Client solicitors are on hand to assist by helping you:
– create a will;
– draft a letter of wishes, to deal with things like funeral arrangements;
– prepare a lasting power of attorney for the management of your financial affairs and to cover decisions concerning your health and welfare;
– prepare a business power of attorney to cover the management of your business interests;
– create an advanced decision confirming whether you wish to receive life-sustaining treatment if you become seriously ill;
– apply to the Court of Protection for permission to deal with a loved one’s affairs where no power of attorney has been made;
– establish a trust to protect the inheritance of your children, spouse, partner or other beneficiaries;
– make decisions if you have been asked to act as a trustee for someone else;
– by acting as a professional trustee on your behalf; – plan for the payment of care home fees and other long-term care costs, particularly for elderly clients;
– with tax planning to ensure your affairs are organised in the most tax efficient way possible;
– apply for a grant of probate to enable your money and property to be distributed in accordance with your will, or under the rules of intestacy where no will exists;
-and assist those appointed in your will, or under the rules of intestacy, in dealing with your affairs and winding up your estate.
We can also help with inheritance disputes and contested wills and probate.
How to contact Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates
Telephone – 01474 351199
Email – [email protected]