We understand that you may have many questions, so we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Enduring Powers of Attorney were replaced by lasting Powers of Attorney on 1st October 2007. They are still valid, regardless of whether they were registered at the OPG or not. If you start to lose mental capacity, your attorney is under a duty to register the Enduring Power of Attorney at the OPG.
A living will states what treatments you wish to refuse in future, providing that you lack the mental capacity to make a decision for yourself at the time the treatment is required. You cannot demand a specific treatment or refuse pain relief, food and drink or basic care (washing) in your living will. Living wills should be signed, witnessed and kept with your medical records for future reference.
Intestacy occurs when an individual dies without making a will. In this situation, the individual’s husband, wife or civil partner keeps all of the property assets up to a value of £250,000 and all of the deceased’s personal possessions.
Anything remaining is divided into two:-
We offer fixed fees for our services rather than legal aid. Our fixed fees make everything as transparent as possible from the outset so that you know exactly how much you are paying for our services.
We would normally advise you to consult a lawyer in the jurisdiction that you had assets in another country. It is advisable to have a separate will to deal with those assets that conforms to the laws of that country.
Your will is automatically revoked when you get married unless it is made in contemplation of marriage to a particular person.
If you are housebound or have difficulty visiting our offices then we are more than happy to see you at home or even in hospital if the matter is urgent.
Our normal office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, we appreciate this is not always convenient for everyone and we do offer a service for commuters at our Thorpe Bay office, with early morning appointments from 7.30am and evening appointments after 5pm.
To find out more about our commuter and evening advice services, please contact us by phone on 01702 582030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent organisation of legal professionals who specialise in providing legal advice to elderly and vulnerable clients.
The Notaries Society represents the 900 or so Notaries Public currently practising in England and Wales.