Planning for the Future
North Ainley’s Private Client Team has over 50 years’ experience advising clients in the administration of their affairs.
Our team of specialist Lawyers, supervised by Department Head Zoe Ashton, is able to tailor their advice to a client’s own particular circumstances and needs. If necessary we can make home visits and also visits to hospital if the circumstances require urgent action to be taken.
We appreciate that advice is often required in difficult circumstances and pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate approach. We take the time to listen to your wishes and help you make the most of your assets for future generations. Our service is efficient and offers excellent value for money.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document whereby a person can appoint one or more people to deal with their affairs whilst they are still alive. An LPA can deal with a person’s financial affairs and also their welfare and care. If a person no longer has the mental capacity to execute an LPA an Application can be made to the Court of Protection for a Deputy to be appointed to deal with their financial affairs.
Making a Will is the only way to be absolutely certain that your assets will pass to the people of your choice. Without a Will your Estate will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules which can mean that family members that you have had no contact with for many years receive a share of your assets following your death.
Wills can also be used to appoint Guardians for younger children and to protect your assets in complex family situations. Our specialist team of Lawyers can also advise in connection with the creation of Trusts and provide tailored inheritance tax advice.
The requirement to pay Nursing Home fees can have a significant impact upon your ability to leave assets to your family. We can give advice on planning for later years and the availability of assistance with the payment of Nursing Home fees when they are required.
More and more people have their assets located abroad, increasing the complexity of the issues relating to Wills and Estate planning. Expert legal advice is essential in these circumstances and you need to be certain that the legislation in a foreign country where you have assets does not conflict with your Will. The particular rules relating to domicile may also need to be considered.
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