As the Covid-19 pandemic is maturing, it is important that you continue to manage your personal legal affairs in the most effective way possible. There are certain formal procedures that you must follow to ensure that your will is legally valid to guarantee that your final wishes are executed exactly as you envision.
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When it comes to dealing with a deceased person's estate, no one is keen to pay legal costs where they can be avoided. If the estate you are dealing with as Executor is relatively straightforward you may feel confident in dealing with matters yourself. Often the circumstances are such that a "D.I.Y" approach is not advisable.
You may have heard about Powers of Attorney and thought that it’s something for older people. We, however, are here to bust that myth. We all know that we should make a Will, but not enough of us know that we should also consider making a Power of Attorney. Sadly, like death, mental and physical incapacity could happen at any time. This could be through illness or a freak accident or there might be a time when you want someone you trust to act on your behalf temporarily.
Legal language and terminology is not always obvious in its meaning. Modern legal professionals will try to use the most straightforward and understandable terms that they can, but there are still some words which it is necessary or helpful to use in everyday practice. So here is a mini jargon-buster of terms that are often used in our work with individuals and families.
Also known as an advance decision or advance medical directive, a Living Will is an anticipatory document used to record views on life-sustaining medical treatment in the event you should you suffer an incurable or irreversible illness and are unable to make decisions regarding your medical treatment.