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    Basic Wills from £150.00
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  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
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    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
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At Your Discretion

If you want a protective shelter for your property and assets after your death then a Discretionary Trust can be built into your Will

This type of Trust can be used if your intended beneficiary (ie someone you are leaving some or all of your assets to ) is:-

Not happy or able to handle money (eg if they are or likely to become bankrupt )

Going through a divorce or may become divorced

Reliant on means tested benefits which will stop if they receive a legacy

Someone who does not have the mental capacity to look after money

Reckless or irresponsible

A drug addict

Unduly influenced by another party

 

It is important to have reliable persons to be nominated as Trustees of such a Trust as they will be responsible for investing the assets after your death and for making decisions about when your chosen beneficiaries receive any benefit.

Guidance to them can be given by means of a letter of wishes from you which will indicate your preferences

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