Co-op Estate Planning can help with your future planning needs, through Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and asset protection.
Making a Will is something that most of us would prefer to put off until another day. However, it is one of the most important things you can do. It gives you peace of mind, knowing that your wishes are clear about what you would like to happen after you die.
This is why at Co-op Estate Planning, one of the first things we look at when putting forward our recommendations is making sure your Will is in order and covers everything you need it to. From a simple Will to a complex Trust Will that protects your assets for future generations, our range of Wills can provide the protection you need.
Will writing with Co-op Legal Services
This simple form of Will lets you choose executors to deal with your estate, guardians for children under 18 and beneficiaries of your estate. You can also record special requests for pets. A single will is popular with those not in a long term relationship.
These are two Wills, usually for married couples, unmarried partners and people in civil partnerships who want similar things. It includes all the features of a single Will.
Find out more about Mirror Wills with Co-op Legal Services.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Nobody wants to think about what will happen if they become unable to make decisions themselves through illness, an accident or old age. But having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can make your affairs far easier to manage if you do become unable to do so. It will remove the burden from your family and significantly reduce the stress and cost to your family at a very difficult time.
As we continue to live longer, a growing number of us could suffer from illnesses such as dementia, potentially losing the capacity to look after ourselves.
We recognise the importance of an LPA and that it can make things easier for family and business partners at what can be a difficult and distressing time.
That’s why at Co-op Estate Planning we believe LPAs are an essential part of any long term plan and we will dicuss the options available to you in any of our recommendations.
Find out more about Lasting Power of Attorney with Co-op Legal Services.
Asset protection - a lifetime trust
The Co-op Estate Planning Lifetime Property Protection Trust allows you to shelter any assets you have, such as your home, in a trust. Once the trust is set up, it provides protection for any assets transferred into it and can help to make sure you leave as much as possible to your loved ones.
The Lifetime Property Protection Trust is designed so that you stay in control of your assets. It allows you to carry on living as if nothing has changed and use those assets in the same way as before. For example, even though you have placed assets in a trust, you can continue to live in your home and spend or save your money as you wish.
While nothing changes for you, the trust helps to protect your wealth for future generations as it makes sure that it goes to the people you want after you and any surviving spouse or partner dies.
All legal documentation drafting and fulfilment is undertaken by Co-op Legal Services (Sheffield) of John Banner Building, 620 Attercliffe Road, Sheffield S9 3QS, Co-op Legal Services is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under registration number 567391. Co-op Legal Services is a trading name of Co-operative Legal Services Limited, Company Number 05671209.
Co-op Estate Planning is a trading name for Dovedon Limited. We’re registered in England and Wales under Company Number 06077167. Our registered office is 1 Angel Square, Manchester M60 0AG and we’re a Member of the Society of Will Writers.
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