It’s im­por­tant for ev­ery­one to have a will.

Se­cur­ing your fu­ture and that of your fam­ily Cou­ples may be able to pre­vent their prop­erty be­ing taken to pay for long-term care - BUT YOU MUST ACT NOW!

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - BREXIT - John & Sheila Gil­mour

When John Gil­mour’s brother passed away, di­vid­ing up his es­tate was prob­lem­atic as he never had a Will or Power of At­tor­ney in place. Jack and wife Sheila were keen to pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing to their fam­ily when they are no longer here, so they took the first steps in se­cur­ing their daugh­ters’ fu­ture. The cou­ple, from Dundee, con­tacted ILAWS and im­me­di­ately were re­as­sured that their Wills and Power of At­tor­neys will be drawn up by the es­tate plan­ning ex­perts.

Now their three daugh­ters in their fifties will in­herit – but with­out the Will in place, this could have eas­ily taken over a year to set­tle and the girls would have been left with a le­gal bill of thou­sands of pounds. John, 84, ex­plained: “We had no Will and no Power of At­tor­ney in place and, be­ing hon­est, the rea­son was just lazi­ness. “We had been putting it off for years then when my brother died – and had no Will – it took ages to fi­nalise and it went through a long, drawn-out process. In to­tal it cost me around £2,000 to get through it.

“When we con­tacted ILAWS, they took it in hand. They ex­plained ev­ery­thing so we un­der­stood it. I feel very happy about it; it is cer­tainly a weight off our minds.” The cou­ple, who also have six grand­chil­dren and four great grand­chil­dren, also or­gan­ised a Power of At­tor­ney each which means their fi­nan­cial and med­i­cal de­ci­sions will be taken by a trusted mem­ber of the fam­ily when they are no longer able to do so them­selves.

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