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Whom should I appoint as my attorney?

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An attorney is appointed within a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to assist the donor (person making the LPA) with their property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare. The attorney will make decisions on behalf of the donor, either once mental...

What is a Grant of representation and do I need one?

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To put it simply, a Grant of Representation is a legal document/order issued by the Probate Court, which proves an executor, or administrator has the legal authority to deal with the deceased's estate. Is there more than one type of Grant?...

What are Letters of Wishes and Statements?

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Letters of wishes or Statements are used as a supplement to the Will to expand on certain clauses. They are in no way legally binding, they merely sit alongside the Will as a guide. The documents act as a summary or explanation of the Will itself, giving...

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships - What is the difference?

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Many people have heard of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA's) and Deputyship Orders but are unsure of the difference between the two. Put simply LPA's are made when you still have the mental capacity to make decisions for yourself and manage your...

Valid Will Signings at Home

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Chattertons understand that there is a great deal of uncertainty at this time, especially in regard to Will signings. There are strict rules laid down regarding how a Will should be signed to ensure it is effective and therefore, we usually recommend that...