It was really shocking to read in the newspapers recently about a lady that had fallen at home and had been lying on the floor for almost a week unable to call for help and surviving only on “warmth from the cooker” and “drips from the fridge”. In today’s hectic modern society it is often difficult to look out for our family, friends and neighbours.
A Lasting Power of Attorney, (LPA), is a legal document with which you can nominate somebody to look after your finances and welfare should you ever lose mental capacity following an accident or as a result of a debilitating illness such as dementia.
Here are 5 things that you should know about the Lasting Powers of Attorney, (LPAs).
When you are going through a legal process, whether that is buying a house, writing a will or even working through a divorce, legal advice will help you to understand the process better and do everything necessary according to the law. Seeking legal advice can also help you to resolve complicated scenarios, finding the best solutions for families or drawing up legal agreements related to large investments such as properties.
It is very important to have a will in place to ensure that your property and possessions are divided in the way that you want them to when you die. If you have dependents and want to ensure they receive the money and possessions that you have intended for them, making a will with a will solicitor is the only way to legally guarantee this.
At Hill and Company Solicitors, we have specialised in helping and supporting families to make decisions for elderly people and vulnerable individuals for over 170 years. But what exactly can we help you with, apart from Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate? Here are 5 ways we can help you today ....
When it comes to selling your house, the process can be daunting and lengthy, particularly if you are also looking at buying a new property at the same time. There are many things you need to do and consider before and during the sale of your property. At Hill and Company Solicitors we have aided many house sales, our experts have been able to ensure that our client’s property sales have gone smoothly.
Divorce is a very difficult time for everyone involved, but it is essential that you put to the forefront of your mind how your children are feeling and develop an idea on how you and your ex-partner can co-parent in a way that suits both yourselves and your children. It is important that both parents play an active role in the lives of the child, encouraging quality communication by all parties.
Perhaps due to how divorce cases are portrayed in US TV dramas or the ones reported in the newspapers, there is often a preconception that all divorces result in an acrimonious court battle.
The reality is however that many divorces are dealt with on an amicable basis and the majority of divorces finalise without the parties needing to attend court.