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!
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.