In an attempt to avoid the cold days and dark nights, many people are jetting off on holiday, some in search of relaxation in the sunshine, others heading for fun on the ski slopes.
For many people, the weeks prior to a holiday, whether sun or snow filled, involve ticking items off the ‘to do’ list; ensuring travel documents are in place, booking insurances and for some people, that includes ensuring their Will is in place and up to date.
Whether you are intending to take risks in dangerous sports, travel to the far corners of the planet , be away for a long period or just venture into the unknown putting a Will in place can provide peace of mind and ensure that your concerns are alleviated in case anything happens to you while you are away.
In addition to a Will many of our clients also choose to put Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, alongside their Will. A Lasting Power of Attorney identifies someone who will make decisions on your behalf for you in relation to your property, your finances and your health and welfare if you are unable to for any reason. If you are involved in an accident or contract an illness or medical condition that affects your ability to make decisions the nominated person will step in to your shoes and manage your affairs for you.
Irrespective of the type of holiday you are taking – whether it involves high risk activity or simply relaxation – consider making a Will and a Lasting Powers of Attorney before you go. This will provide assurance for you and your loved ones. You can enjoy your travels with full peace of mind.
If you have a Will already – think about whether it needs updating. Will it work in the way you intend it to? Maybe you should think about updating it before you go?
If you would like further information regarding putting a Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, please contact one of our specialist solicitors; Melanie Byrne or Paul Baker on 0161 6155554, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our Altrincham office.