Wills Lawyers York, Wetherby & Malton
Does your Will reflect your current circumstances?
If you don't have a Will, or have not reviewed it for while, we would strongly recommend that you do have a Will drawn up for the following reasons:
- You can control who will inherit your Estate after your death
- You will be able to plan for future tax implications
- You could make provisions for minimising nursing home fees
Many people who do not make a Will believe that assets will go to their nearest and dearest. Sadly, this is not always the case.
If you do have a Will but have not reviewed it for a while, it is important that you do take a look at your Will to ensure that it still correctly reflects your wishes and also takes account of any changes in your circumstances. For example:
- Changes in family or financial circumstances - e.g. divorce, re-marriage, additional dependents, inheritance etc
- The age or death of a beneficiary or an executor
- The need to plan for future circumstances - e.g. tax planning, minimising nursing home fees etc
If, having considered the above, you wish to make or renew your Will, please contact us. We can offer:
- A fixed price for making your Will at a competitive rate
- FREE Will storage
- Wealth of experience in preparing Wills
Lasting Powers of Attorney
In addition, you may be interested in our Lasting Powers of Attorney expertise. When we plan for the future it is essential to consider the possibility of becoming unable to look after our own affairs because of physical or mental incapacity, whether brought on by an accident, illness or old age which may make everyday tasks such as paying bills, managing a budget and making financial and welfare decisions difficult, stressful and, in some cases, impossible.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which appoints someone (or more than one person) as your attorney, so they can help make those important decisions on your behalf if you become incapable of doing so for yourself. There are two types of LPA. One deals with property and finances and the other deals with personal welfare matters, such as where you live, medical care and life sustaining treatment. This type of LPA can only be used if you are unable to make decisions yourself
If you require further information about Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact the Wills & Probate team at Ware & Kay at York or Wetherby on 01904 716000 or 01937 583210 , or complete our online contact form.