I agree life is for living and focusing on the positive is always the best approach. However, there comes a time when you have to stop, think about the future for ‘everyone’ important to you and make sure that your Will is up to date.
My colleague recently showed me a rather unpleasant news article which involved a man who had murdered his mother, before trying to pawn off some of her property. Luckily, the law does not allow such people to inherit from their victim’s estate – they are regarded as ‘unworthy heirs’.
Recently, I have found many of my friends choosing to ‘move in’ with their respective partners for the first time in their lives. I’m sure you also have come across this trend at some point in your life too. It may have been a friend, a family member, or it may even be yourself!
What happens when I am no longer able to make decisions for myself? This is a question often asked of Private Client solicitors. Simply put, a Power of Attorney or Guardianship will name who is to act on your behalf and which powers they have to safeguard your welfare and financial affairs.