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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and why it’s so important

Quite simply, an LPA allows you (donor) to elect one or more people to act on your behalf if you lose mental capacity, either temporarily or permanently. It lasts during your lifetime because, on your death, your Will would take effect. Temporary loss of capacity may,...

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Appointing Trustees in your Will

A “trustee” is a person who is legally responsible for assets held in a “trust”. When a Will is drafted, it sometimes appoints Trustees as well as Executors. The role of Executor is to administer the deceased’s Estate, but the Trustees are there to manage any ongoing...

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The Role of an Executor of a Last Will & Testament

Typically, when someone makes their Will, they will choose a relative or friend to be their executor and usually, that person agrees. But do they really understand and appreciate their responsibilities? As an executor, when someone close to you passes away, it is an...

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Why make a Will?

You may think that you are immortal or tempting fate if you make a Will. Many people steer clear of the matter of dying and planning for when they are no longer here, thinking of it as a morbid subject. This is certain – we will all die and death can happen at any...

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International Wills

Making your Will can be a complicated and thought-provoking process at the best of times and many of us do not regard it as a priority. When you have assets overseas, including offshore, making a Will is vital because countries have differing laws on how your assets...

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