Entries by Casey & Associates

Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare

Do you have an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or a Lasting Power of Attorney Property and Financial Affairs (LPAPFA)? What about a Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare (LPAH&W)? EPAs only cover decisions regarding your property and financial affairs and not decisions regarding your health and welfare. Since the introduction of LPAs in […]

DIY Disaster

As estate planning practitioners we obviously meet a lot of people who need a Will.  Some have never had a Will at all, some have made a Will a long time ago and it is in dire need of updating and some people have attempted to write their own Will, with varying levels of success, […]

Guardians

When people with minor (aged under eighteen) children are asked about writing a Will they often miss the main reason of doing so. The responses they most commonly give are usually along the lines of “I don’t own enough to need a Will.” or “I’m not going to die any time soon.” This approach is far from […]

A true story

One of our Consultants has asked us to share this true story. The names of those involved have been changed to protect identities. “I am an estate planning practitioner. It is my job to assess an individual’s personal circumstances and advise them on how best to go about putting their affairs in order so that things […]

Funeral wishes

When a loved one passes away, funeral arrangements are often discussed and arranged before the estate administration process has been sorted. As a result, cash flow can be problematic. However, as most banks are aware of this problem, invoices from the funeral directors can usually be paid directly from the deceased’s estate. Whilst this provides […]

Making sure your Will is legal

To be able to create a Will, you must be over the age of 18 and have the necessary mental capacity. If you have limited eye sight, are registered blind, disabled, unable to sign or hard of hearing you can still make a Will. Our Consultants can offer guidance on how to create a valid […]