Wills and Estates News

  • The importance of having a Power of Attorney

    Powers of attorney are useful if you need someone to make decisions on your behalf. This may just be temporary (for example, to ensure that bills are paid if you were in hospital) or more long-term (for example, if you have been diagnosed with dementia). Read more ...

  • The importance of making a Will

    Making a Will is one of those things that people often put off, particularly when busy with family and work commitments. However, it is important to take the time to think about how you would like your family and assets to be looked after on your death. Read more ...

  • Making your wishes clear in 2018

    For many of us, the start of a New Year is an opportunity to remember the events of the previous year and to consider plans for the future. Whilst it probably wouldn’t be the first thing you think of, it may also be a good time to think about making a Will for the first time or reviewing an existing Will. Read more ...

  • Top tips around Lasting Powers of Attorney

    Plan early – While you have capacity, it’s vital that you get your affairs in order and choose the best people to manage your affairs, in case of an accident or illness. You can’t appoint an attorney once you lose capacity. Choose carefully – Think carefully who you want to appoint as your attorney... Read more ...

  • World Alzheimer's Month: Two-step plan to get your legal affairs in order

    September is Alzheimer’s month. To mark the occasion, and help raise awareness of the issues faced by dementia suffers and their families, Ian Fisher Head of Wills & Probate with Ware & Kay in York & Wetherby, provides an overview of the practical legal steps you can take to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Read more ...

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