Whether you would like to draft a simple Will, or prepare for the future with effective tax planning or preparing powers of attorney, here at Taylor Brown our specialist solicitors offer expert guidance and advice to ensure your estate and loved ones are protected in accordance with your wishes.
Why do I need to write a Will?
It is important to make a will, regardless of your personal assets and circumstances. This is because:
Why choose Taylor Brown Solicitors?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important part of planning for your future. It allows for someone important to you, to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer in a position to do so. For example, if you lose mental capacity through illness or serious injury.
What are the types of Lasting Power of Attorney?
There are two types of LPA, these are:
Failing to make a Lasting Power of Attorney before you lose mental capacity can have a damaging impact on you and your family, creating a costly process of applying to the Court of Protection to make any decisions about your healthcare or finances.
Here at Taylor Brown, we can ensure your LPAs are registered and ready for any eventuality so that your family does not have to make an application to the courts at an already difficult time.
If someone does not have an LPA and they lose capacity, then we can help you apply to the Court of Protection to become a ‘deputy.’
The Court of Protection can make decisions on financial, or welfare matters for people who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves, through the assignment of deputies.
There are two different types of deputies:
How to become a Deputy:
Applying to become a Deputy can be a complicated process with a number of forms to complete, which we can assist with through our legal expertise.
Once you have been appointed as a Deputy you will be required to complete an annual report detailing all assets owned by the person to whom the Deputyship Order relates to, which we can also assist with as part of our service.