We all know that planning for the future is essential. However in our busy lives there are so many other demands on our time that this can get forgotten. At 1st Solicitors we appreciate that no matter at what age you decide to make your Will it can be difficult to think ahead, plan what you want to happen after you are gone and decide what your obligations to friends and family should be. We pride ourselves in offering a personal, professional and sympathetic service that will assist you in making these decisions and creating a document that accurately reflects your wishes.
Everyone who has assets or dependents needs to plan for the future, whatever their age. At 1st Solicitors we can help you to plan ahead and make provision for your family, friends, charities and other organisations on your death by offering a professional Will-Writing Service. Having a Will not only provides certainty for your family and friends but peace of mind for you, with the knowledge that when you pass away those who you intend to benefit from your estate will do so. We can draft a new Will prepared to your particular requirements or update an existing Will. We are more than happy to see you at home if you prefer.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
As we get older it can be difficult to cope with our own financial affairs without help and assistance from someone we trust. Having a Lasting Power of Attorney enables you to appoint someone else to manage your financial affairs now and in the future. The Lasting Power of Attorney will continue in the event that you lose mental capacity to deal with your own affairs no matter what the cause of this might be. Any one of us can suffer devastating injury or illness at any time of our lives which can result in the loss of mental capacity so it is important that this issue is considered and a suitable person is appointed whatever your age or circumstance.
Court of Protection
When a person loses their mental capacity it may be appropriate to apply to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed to act as a Deputy if they do not already have a Deputy appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney. The Deputy will be required to manage the person’s income and finances to ensure that their day to day needs are met, bills are paid, property is kept in a good state of repair and important documents are in order and kept in a safe place. Decisions may need to be made relating to a sale of a property or arrangements for the personal care of the person. At 1st Solicitors we can assist you to apply to the Court of Protection to become a Deputy for someone that you know.
How much will it cost?
Please see our Fees page for details.
Our Wills services are available in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Newcastle under Lyme.