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Wills & estate planning specialists

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We provide clear and straightforward advice for individuals, families and business owners about Wills, LPAs and Trusts.

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Wills

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We make sure your family, dependants or chosen charities are provided for in the manner you want and in the most tax efficient way.

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Lasting powers of attorney

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We provide professional yet empathetic assistance for those who feel they cannot continue to handle their financial and healthcare affairs.

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Trusts

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Through careful planning wealth can be passed on to the next generation in a beneficial manner which may also include potential tax savings.

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Keeping control of your affairs

Most people think that their spouse, child or close relative would have control of their affairs if they were suffering from dementia, a stroke or if they lost their mental capacity due to illness or accident. This is simply not true.

Unless you have made a legal document, called a Lasting Power of Attorney, the Government will take control of your affairs if you are unable to make your own decisions. The Government will appoint a Deputy on your behalf – someone you would not know. The Deputy would have the power to operate your bank accounts and investments and decide where you live.

You can avoid the stress, intrusion and cost that come with a Government Deputy by making a Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust, an Attorney, to make decisions for you if you are unable to make your own decisions. Your Attorney could be a family member or a friend for example.

Before your Lasting Power of Attorney can be used, it must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. The registration process takes several months. Your Attorneys will be unable to act until your Lasting Power of Attorney has been registered.

You can find out more about why Lasting Powers of Attorney are so important from our website but you can also request our FREE Guide on Lasting Powers of Attorney for a comprehensive overview and to answer all of your questions. Simply complete the Contact Form on this page to request a copy.

To get help making a Lasting Power of Attorney please call us on 0203 488 3997, send an email to lpa@ashtongrace.co.uk or complete the Contact Form on this page.

Whether you require help making and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney or you need advice on preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney or you wish to revoke an existing Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), we can help. We provide the following services:

LPA Preparation and Registration Service: This is a full service where we prepare your LPAs and registration forms and submit them to the Office of the Public Guardian.

LPA Registration Service: We prepare your LPA registration forms only and inform you of the Office of the Public Guardian registration fees.

Checking Service: You can send us your LPAs. We check your documents and make sure they meet the standard required by the Office of the Public Guardian.

Revocation Service: We can advise and prepare the necessary documents to cancel an existing LPA for you.

Advice: If you would simply like to receive guidance on LPAs and what is involved, we can help you.

BENEFITS OF OUR SERVICE:

Peace of mind: From our initial discussion through to registration, we’ll make sure your LPAs meet the required standard of the Office of the Public Guardian.

Security: We’ll send your completed LPAs by Registered Post to the Office of the Public Guardian and to you.

Save time: Our expertise saves you time. The registration process alone takes approximately 13 weeks. If you make any errors on the documents, this will delay matters further and often the registration process must start again.

Save cost: Our expertise saves you money. Over a quarter of LPAs are rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian due to basic errors. In many cases, the registration fee must be paid again.

To find out more about our services please call us on 0203 488 3997 or send an email to lpa@ashtongrace.co.uk or complete the Contact Form on the right.

 

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