The New Year is a great time to get round to the things you meant to do last year. Start this year as you mean to go on, organised and prepared for every eventuality. Or, failing that, perhaps aim to get one or two things off that never ending ‘to-do’ list. Here are some ideas for getting 2016 off to an organised start.
Make a Will
We can tell you how your estate will pass if you don’t draw up a Will, but we would much rather not. The intestacy rules were largely drawn up in 1925 and can be wholly inappropriate given the complexities of modern families. A properly drawn up Will will enable you to make decisions about where your assets will pass in the event of your death and will hopefully provide peace of mind for you and your family.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
By drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney you could be saving your family significant costs and work at a future point. Losing mental capacity (through a stroke for example) is sadly an increasing reality of modern-day life as life expectancies rise. A Lasting Power of Attorney enables trusted family or friends to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the ability to do so yourself.
If you lose capacity without appointing attorneys your relatives may face an expensive and time-consuming application for a deputyship order. Call Claire Nelson on 0117 9898516 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and assistance with Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Resolve that dispute
In our experience, the sooner you tackle any kind of dispute the more straightforward you are likely to find it to resolve. Whether you have commercial or home-life issues, our dispute resolution experts will help you to reach agreements in the most amicable way possible. Negotiation or mediation may help to resolve your dispute. If court proceedings become unavoidable our solicitors will advise and represent you, supporting and leading you throughout the process.
For advice on dispute resolution contact John Todd on 0117 962 1205 or by emailing email@example.com.
For help with family disputes contact Anne Thistlethwaite on 0117 962 1205 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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