I am often asked “What is it you do as a will writer?” The answer seems obvious, I write wills for people.
But the reality is so much more. A good will writer is a trained and qualified individual that looks beyond the simple will and considers all the circumstances and possible outcomes for his clients, then advises appropriately.
That’s what I do.
Where there’s a Will…
Drawing up a Will is the most basic protection that everyoneshould consider. It brings with it a peace of mind that knowing everything will be taken care of when you are no longer around.
It isn’t painful, it isn’t a bad omen; it’s just good sense!
Who do you Trust?
Choosing the right people to trust with what we leave behind is not always difficult but can cause problems.
Adding a Trust to your will allows you to keep control of your assets after death. Trusts come in all types and sizes but the more common ones are Life Interest Trust, Discretionary Trust, and an Asset Protection Trust.
Power that Lasts
Losing the capacity to do things for ourselves could happen to anyone. This is why we all need Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). These are an umbrella protection: you may never need one, but having one in case it ever ‘rains’ is better than the alternative.
There are 2 types of LPA
– Health & Welfare
– Property & Financial Affairs
Both deal with different aspects of your life and allow you to give someone you trust to the power to deal with your affairs on your behalf.
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men…
Many people don’t want to think about the inevitable.
And yet by not planning for what happens when we die, we leave our loved ones at risk. Putting a Pre-paid Funeral Planin place gives peace of mind to our loved ones and ourselves.
As the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men are oft to go astray”, but the right plans often make the crucial difference.
The KGN Way
Some companies claim to write wills for their clients, but in reality they either use packaged software or outsource the work to a third party after taking your information.
Often these companies are only adding this service as a “bolt-on” to their core business and are not fully trained to write a will meaning problems can arise as a result.