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Legal Corner

Why Write A Will ?

one because your married, but even if you are married your husband or wife may still not be able to make decisions on your behalf or access your joint bank accounts if needed.

Why would I buy a funeral plan for myself or a family member? If you don’t write a will, you’re leaving it No one really wants to think of a time up to the State to decide who will inherit when they will need a funeral, but it is smart planning for later life that can be your assets. It’s called Intestacy Law. It’s designed to be fair but the way your paid off in full or in instalments. The cost estate will be allocated may not be what of a funeral has risen significantly over you would want. the last few years and the benefit of buying now is that the cost is fixed at Not having a will can even cause family today’s prices. disagreements that could have easily If you have any other questions on this or been avoided. Even with the closest of families! It’s your estate that no doubt you something similar, have worked very hard for, so you will please contact us on want to decide who inherits it. The only 0121 364 1900. way you can be sure of that, is by writing a will. How Can I Protect Myself While I’m Alive ? We don’t want to think it will happen to us, but we could all be affected by an illness or be in an accident that could affect our mental capacity. This may be temporary or permanently. If this was the case, what would you do? Who would you rely on? How would the authorities know that it is a person you trust? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to act on your behalf if you are not able to do so yourself. Everyone should have these powerful documents (property and finance & health and welfare) whether you are single, married, divorced, young or old. You may think that you will never need 27

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