Now is the time to have up-to-date Wills and Powers of Attorney

August 27 2020

WITH all the di­fficulties the world has faced, this may be something you have put off - but now is the time to make sure you have up to date protection:

● A well written will makes sure your wishes are followed if you died unexpectedly. It lets you protect those you love, as you get to decide how to provide for those you leave behind. 

● A well prepared Power of Attorney makes sure your wishes are followed if you were injured or became seriously ill and needed to have someone appointed that you trust to act on your behalf and speak up for you.

However to work without legal challenge, both wills and Powers of Attorney need to be prepared in advance in accordance with the strict rules that apply.

Simpson Solicitors offer our readers a free review meeting to discuss the various options you have for your particular situation. This can include guidance on appointing guardians for children, as well as protecting what you leave behind from unnecessary inheritance tax or from being used up in care home fees.

They can help with a (Covid-safe) in-person meeting at their ground floor o­ffices or if you prefer by telephone or Zoom video. If 2m distancing is possible they can also see you at home or in your garden. At no extra cost their service can now include them coming to your door to provide a “door step signing” service. This is to make sure your new documents are properly signed and witnessed and legally valid – even if you are shielding at home.

Vincent Mulcock and the team at Simpson Solicitors remain open at their o­ffices opposite Costa Coffee in Kings Chase Shopping Centre in Kingswood. 

Call 0117 960 8594 to book your free review meeting. If you then instruct them, they offer clear ­fixed prices, and readers of the Voice are also given 20% o­ff their already great value charges.

STOP PRESS: Simpson Solicitors have just been shortlisted for the prestigious British Wills and Probate Awards 2020 as the South of England’s Solicitor Firm of the Year. *