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General Powers of Attorney in the lockdown

General Powers of Attorney  in the lockdown

Why you should consider having a GPA during the coronavirus lockdown If you are self-isolating or housebound but need someone to go out and about on your behalf to manage your property and affairs, a General Power of Attorney (GPA) could be a useful document to have in place. A GPA can be put in place much more quickly than a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).  This is because it doesn’t need to be registered with the Office of the Public...

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Getting organised during the lockdown

Getting organised during the lockdown

Most of us are stuck at home and it is a good time to get organised.  Here are some suggestions to get your legal and financial affairs in order. These tasks don’t have to be tackled in one go.  If you put these steps in place, you won’t have to think about them when this pandemic is over and you don’t have as much time on your hands: –   To help a family member, financial advisor, will draftsman or attorneys (if you have a Power of...

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Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement

During these uncertain times, I am receiving lots of enquiries about drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). We are all worried about our loved ones – parents and children alike.  I can help if you or your parents need to get Wills drafted, updated or if you or your parents need an LPA. Wills and LPAs have stringent signing and witnessing requirements. I need to be sure that a client has mental capacity. These...

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How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly

How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly

The real reason that you are asking them such personal questions. Five talking points to focus a discussion around estate planning and power of attorney and make it practical not emotional. How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly About me and Paget Will Writing Ltd. I qualified as a solicitor in 1993. I worked in private practice for 20 years specialising in different areas of litigation. I ran contested estate disputes and...

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