A Will is a legal document that expresses your wishes in the event of your death. If you die without making a Will, your estate will be distributed under the Law of Intestacy.
The law does not recognize common-law partners so if you are unmarried, your partner may not inherit automatically and may not be able to stay in your family home. If you have children under 18, the courts could decide who looks after them if you have not stated who you wish to care for them. They could be placed into care until a decision has been made. The law will dictate who administers your estate and they might not be the people you trust the most. It is important that you review your will regularly to ensure that it still meets your needs.
Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Financial Affairs
A legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust (An Attorney(s)) to make decisions about paying bills, dealing with banks and investments, arranging and collecting benefits and even selling property, when you are no longer to make these decisions yourself.
Lasting Power of attorney for Health and Welfare
A legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust (An Attorney(s)) to make decisions for you such as care issues, where you live, and, if applicable, giving or refusing consent to life sustaining treatment.
Probate is the process of dealing with the estate when someone has died. The executors of your will can apply for the Grant of Probate. However, in certain circumstances they may need a professional to help. We work with SWW Trust Corporation who you can appoint as a professional executor or trustee if required.
We offer various pre-paid funeral plans and can provide you with further information upon request.
Storage for your Will/Power of Attorney can be provided at the National Will Archive. Further details are available on request.