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Making a Lasting Power of Attorney is just as important as making a Will

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

The Covid-19 outbreak has driven many of us to think more about putting our affairs in order. Making a Will is often regarded as the most important step for long term planning – with making a Lasting Power of Attorney sometimes seen as an afterthought. But if your goal is to ensure your affairs run smoothly with as little future stress or upset for your loved ones, having a LPA in place is just as important.

Who can make ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ decisions for me?

Do not resuscitate

As if Covid-19 itself has not already created enough panic amongst us, reports that blanket ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders were being issued without consulting patients individually has left many of us worried about our future care – and that of our loved ones. We look at the law surrounding DNR orders and the extent to which your wishes will be complied with.

11 reasons to make a Will

There are many good reasons to make a Will and keep it updated, in contrast with your estate being distributed on ‘intestacy’ rules. For example: Guardians: You can appoint guardians for your minor children rather than leave who will care for them to chance. Find out more about appointing a guardian. Funeral wishes: You can set out your funeral wishes. Even if you really have no preference, this can remove a lot of stress for loved ones who otherwise have to …

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