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Wills and Power of Attorney

Special Anniversary Rate - To mark the first year in operation for our Lanark office we will prepare a simple Will and a Power of Attorney for you for a reduced fee of £250 plus VAT plus registration fees of £74.  Offer valid until 31st January 2017.  Please contact either Lanark or Hamilton to arrange an appointment.

Your Will – making your final wishes clear
When you are making important decisions about your future and the future of your family, whilst you may not want to think about it, it can bring you peace of mind to know that should the worst happen to you, you have made your wishes clear.

At Linda George Family Law we understand that you may be dealing with a great deal of change and making very difficult choices for your family. Having a Will in place can assist in alleviating some of the distress to your family who would be required to deal with your affairs and estate after your passing. 

A Will can clearly state your wishes and what happens with everything that you own. Therefore your family do not have to contend with making difficult decisions whilst have to deal with losing you. Knowing this can be of comfort to you and to them.

At a short meeting with one of our qualified solicitors, a simple Will can be drawn up on your instructions. We can state that a few specific items are bequeathed to specific individuals and your property and your hard earned savings are dealt with. Also, our solicitors will be able to advise you on the Succession laws of Scotland and who is entitled to a portion of your estate.

Please call to make an appointment and our highly qualified team can guide you through the process making it as simple and stress-free as possible.

A Power of Attorney – protection when you need it most
When the very worst happens having a Will in place is advisable, however it is important to also consider what would happen if you were to become very ill or have an accident and require assistance with both your welfare and your finances.

No one has an automatic right to take actions on your behalf without legal authority. A Power of Attorney is a written, signed and witnessed legal document which gives someone else - your Attorney(s) - authority to make decisions or take actions on your behalf when you are unable to do so for yourself.

-          You choose who will be able to do these things for you.

-          You choose what they can do for you.

-          You choose when they do these things for you.

Your Attorney(s) can make financial decisions for you as soon as you wish. Welfare and care decisions cannot be made by your Attorney(s) until you are unable to decide for yourself. This is a fairly simple way to protect yourself. 

It is important to remember that you can only choose all of these things while you are able to do so

Should you lose the capacity to make these decisions, become suddenly ill or have an accident then the State will be required to make these decisions for you. You, and your family, will have little control over these decisions which may affect your home, your welfare and care and your finances. Your family may need to go to Court to get legal authority to make decisions for you.

Rather than worry about what might happen, we can give you the peace of mind to know that everything is in place to support you and your family, when you need it most.