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Professional Will & LPA Writing, Probate, IHT & Estate Planning
We all make assumptions about end of life planning and what it involves. It is something that we know we should think about but for many, it is a difficult subject to discuss.
Sadly, one of the few constants in our life is that it will end one day. My goal is to make the process of planning for when the unthinkable happens as stress-free as possible.
Planning for the future will give you and your family peace of mind and ensure that your assets and loved ones are taken care of according to your wishes.
I have spent over 25 years working in a caring and customer-focused environment and have brought those skills to Maplebrook Wills.
Confidential, impartial and honest guidance on how best to manage your legacy, are some of the key attributes I will provide to enable you to make informed decisions that are right for you.
Is a Lasting Power of Attorney the same as a Will?
No – it’s recommended that you get both. Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are “living wills” that apply only while you’re still alive. They give trusted individuals called “attorneys” the power to act on your behalf if you’re unable to. There are two types: property and financial affairs, and health and welfare. Attorneys, who must be over the age of 18, are legally permitted to withdraw money from your bank account for specific purposes, such as paying for food or energy bills. With a health and welfare LPA, they can also make medical decisions on your behalf. Lasting Powers of Attorney can only be obtained while someone still has mental capacity, so it’s important to get them as soon as possible.
Can a Will help me avoid inheritance tax?
Considering the implications for inheritance tax is part of our professional Will-writing service. As part of our process, we’ll discuss your estate and work out the inheritance tax implications for the future. We’ll explain how you can make the most of all the available inheritance tax allowances.
I don’t have much money - do I really need a Will?
If you don’t have much in the way of assets, but you do have children, that’s a very good reason to get a Will. It’s the only way of nominating guardians in the event that both parents die in an accident, for example. If you don’t have children, you may still wish to leave small legacies to close friends, favourite family members, or charities.
Where should I keep my Will?
Some people keep their Wills at home – we recommend storing them in a fire-proof safe. But many of our customers prefer us to store them securely on their behalf.
Protect your home
Protect your home and make sure it goes where you want it to. By creating a will you can specify what you would like to happen to your home!
Get Personal Documents
All documents are personalised to you and your desires. We carefully listen to your wishes and create a document that reflects them perfectly!
Protect your family
Protect your family from large fees and debate over who gets what. You can reduce inheritance tax with assistance from an expert like us!