Professional Will Solicitors in Virginia Water, Surrey | Lasting Powers of Attorney in Virginia Water, Surrey
Get expert advice and guidance on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney from our experienced team at Charles Coleman LLP. Based in Virginia Water, we assist clients across the home counties. It’s important to plan for the future by establishing a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as this ensures your loved ones receive the necessary support and security.
Without these vital documents, there is a potential for your estate to end up in unintended hands and for your loved ones to face challenges when assisting you with managing your affairs in case you become incapable.
At Charles Coleman Solicitors in Virginia Water, our team of Wills and LPA lawyers is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of your financial matters, ensuring that your assets are structured in a way that benefits your chosen beneficiaries when the time comes. With our wealth of experience, we can handle estates of all kinds, including those with intricate assets or unique family structures.
In addition to our extensive legal knowledge, we prioritise exceptional client care. We understand the importance of clear communication and will provide you with the guidance and explanations you require. Our goal is to work alongside you, ensuring that you have the necessary documents in place to secure a prosperous future for your loved ones.
Why is a Will important?
Your Will serves as a documented expression of your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets after your passing. Without a Will, there exists the possibility that your assets may be allocated to individuals whom you would not have chosen as recipients. Moreover, differing opinions among your family members regarding your intentions can lead to potential disputes.
Creating a Will presents an opportunity for you to provide for your loved ones and ensure that your estate is divided according to your desires. You can designate individuals who will oversee the administration of your estate and act as guardians for your underage children. In the absence of a Will, these decisions would be made by the court.
Additionally, you have the ability to structure your estate according to your preferences. For instance, you can specify the age at which your children will inherit and determine whether any of your assets should be placed in a trust.
We are here to understand your unique circumstances and discuss the available options with you. Through this process, we will ensure that your Will accurately reflects your wishes, providing you with the peace of mind that your intentions will be upheld.
Why is a Lasting Power of Attorney important?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legally binding document that designates a trusted family member or close friend to handle your affairs if you become unable to do so yourself. Two types of LPA can be created: one for managing your property and financial matters, and another for overseeing your health and welfare decisions.
It is highly recommended to establish an LPA simultaneously with creating your Will. While it does not need to be utilised immediately, it can be securely stored until the need arises.
Without an LPA in place, your family may encounter significant challenges in managing your affairs if you become incapable. They would face difficulties in paying bills or making important decisions on your behalf, requiring them to undergo a lengthy and intricate application process with the Court of Protection. By having an LPA, your chosen individuals will possess the legal authority to step in and assist you.
In situations where you need to support a family member who has lost the capacity to handle their own affairs, we can provide assistance in obtaining a deputyship order that grants you the permission to act on their behalf.
Our Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney services
We offer a full range of services in respect of both Wills and LPAs, including the following:
Advice on updating your Will
Inheritance tax planning
Registering your Will
Public guardianship and LPAs
Digital recording of your Will’s location on the Certainty National Will Register
Contact our Wills solicitors and Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Virginia Water, Surrey
At Charles Coleman LLP, our Wills and LPAs team has wide expertise, even in complex situations, and we can work with you to make sure you have the right documents in place for a secure future.
If you would like to speak to one of our Wills and LPA lawyers, ring us on 01344 843 666, email us at email@example.com or fill in our contact form and we will be happy to help.