Looking After Your Family in Life and in Death
After you die, you want to make sure that your family and your assets are protected so your loved ones do not suffer once you are gone. By contacting our wills and probate solicitors, you can ensure that your wishes are fulfilled after your demise.
At Farani Taylor, we offer a comprehensive will writing service, and support you and your family right until your assets are settled after your death.
Why Make A Will?
A Will is a legal document that contains directions on the use and distribution of your personal property after your death. In short, it respects your wishes in relation to your estate and how you would like it distributed.
Recently there has been a surge in the amount of ‘Do It Yourself Wills’ as people try to save themselves money. However, often these wills are not legally binding and have no effect on what happens to a person’s assets. It is imperative that you seek proper legal advice if you are serious about your wishes.
By seeking proper wills and probate advice, you can ensure that there are no disputes in your family with regards to your inheritance, that your property and finance is shared fairly, that your children receive adequate care and that you do not pay any unnecessary tax.
Our Probate Solicitors Will Support Your Family after You Are Gone
Our Probate solicitors will ensure that your family do not have any unnecessary stress and upset following your demise. They will act as the executor of your estate, dealing with all the administration and form filling that can be difficult for someone who is grieving. Many people choose their solicitor to be their executor so their loved ones have all the breathing space they need.
If you choose, you can appoint a loved one to be the executor instead of the solicitor, but please remember that this can be a time consuming and stressful task. If you decide to do this, your solicitor can appoint them and oversee these tasks.
A solicitor who knows and understands your wishes would be a great help to loved ones you leave behind through tough times they will inevitably go through. This is why it is imperative that you appoint a wills and probate solicitor to ensure the best for your family.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
In addition to our wills and probate service, we offer guidance and advice on the lasting powers of attorney, so you can ensure your wishes are fulfilled no matter what might happen.
Lasting Powers of Attorney is a legal document that states who can make decisions for you on your behalf. It can be used should you become incapable of making them yourself.
There are two types of lasting power of attorney. Firstly, you may wish to appoint somebody to make decisions for you based on your health and welfare. This means that you can appoint one person or more to make decisions about your daily routine, your medical care, life sustaining treatment or whether to move you into a care home. This type of lasting power of attorney can only be used if you are deemed incapable of making your own decisions.
The second type of lasting power of attorney allows one person or more to make decisions about your finance and property. For example, you may want someone to make decisions about collecting benefits, paying bills and selling your home. This type of lasting power of attorney can be implemented as soon as it’s registered, with your permission.
You can appoint anyone over 18 years old to be your attorney, so long as they are deemed able to make their own decisions and are not currently bankrupt. You may appoint somebody like a friend, family member or a solicitor to act on your behalf. Here at Farani Taylor, we can advise you on who may be best to be your attorney.
What Our Solicitors Can Do For You
At Farani Taylor, we fully understand the need for some expert and reliable legal advice to preserve and protect your assets, wealth and inheritance. We can help you to set up your will, as well as administering trusts of all kinds. We believe that it is not just a matter of providing protection to the family capital, but preserving it for future generations. With the help of our solicitors, you can make a legacy that will outlast your lifetime.
We strive to provide our clients with a proactive, responsive and personal legal service. With the experience of our team, you will arrive at straightforward and clear solution to any legal issues.
Our approach is sympathetic, yet practical, and we tailor our legal procedures and advice to suit the different needs of different clients. For years, clients have valued the expertise, professionalism and sensitivity we offer on matters that can, in many cases, be of an intensely personal nature.
If you require any free advice on wills, probate or lasting power of attorney, please contact us on 0207 118 1666.