Many people think that planning for the future can be put off for another day. Sadly, for some, that day comes all too soon, and an opportunity has been missed to put your affairs in order, both for your own sake, and that of your family. It is never to early to begin this process, and no amount of assets is too small for proper consideration to be given of how you want it to be dealt with.
The death of a family member or loved one can be difficult enough to deal with, but if you feel you have been wrongly left out of someone’s will or that their estate is incorrect, would you know what to do next?
Our experts are trying to raise awareness about the fact that help is available in these circumstances and to highlight this are even offering a free 30-minute interview to anyone who may have such concerns.
With everyone familiar with the phrase ‘buy now, pay later’, Hattons is trying to make people aware of an issue that could be classed as ‘act now, don’t pay later’.
“The need to protect yourself both now and in the future by organising a Power of Attorney as soon as possible is one that not many people tend to think about, but it really is very important,” says David Merrills, Hattons solicitor. “A lot of people think that Power of Attorneys are only for the elderly who may be starting to lose capacity, but these documents should be sorted out as early as possible and treated almost as an insurance-type document. If people can organise this as early as possible, rather than waiting until something happens years down the line, it can save a lot of time, effort and money.”