Aren’t Lasting Powers of Attorney just for the elderly?
LPAs can come in useful at any age – but you need to have mental capacity and be over 18 to make one. They’re not just for a loss of capacity. They can assist with many situations, from a long trip overseas to an unforeseen hospital stay.
If I’m married, do I still need a will?
Absolutely. Regardless of your marital status, if you die without a will the rules of intestacy will apply. In such cases your spouse may not receive the assets you intended.
Can I set up a trust in my will?
Including trusts in your will can provide better asset protection for your loved ones. These can help with situations such as leaving your estate to a vulnerable person or having children from a previous relationship.