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Wills • Lasting Powers of Attorney • Trusts

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Wills • Lasting Powers of Attorney • Trusts

With 40 % of the population estimated to not have a current up to date will, are you one of them? Not having a will could mean that your assets could end up with people you don’t want to have it after you die. Worst case scenario, it could mean your children coming under the care of the family court and growing up in care rather than with family who will love and look after them. Why leave this to chance?

A Lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that gives another adult the legal authority to make certain decisions for you, if you become unable to make them yourself. They can manage your finances, or make decisions relating to your health and welfare. It could just be temporary: for example, if you are in hospital or you may need to make more long-term plans if, for example, you have been diagnosed with dementia.

Wills can include different styles of trusts. If you have special requirements for protecting assets for your beneficiaries, we can help you to implement trusts in your will for all different purposes. These are termed testamentary trusts as they only come into effect after the person created them has passed away. They can direct your executors what to do with certain assets that you are leaving and different trusts do different jobs. Talk to us about your needs.

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About Us

We are a relatively new company, set up in early 2016. We specialise in all areas of will creation. We have close working relationships with some of the best companies in our field nationwide, which means we can guarantee that we will give the best and most up to date advice for your personal needs.

Everybody’s situation is different, which is why we don’t offer online one size fits all wills. It could be that what is important for you is not what is important to everyone else. Is one of your children disabled and needs special protection? Do you dislike your son-in-law and not want him to get his hands on your assets? Are you concerned that if you die, your spouse may remarry and then your assets pass outside of the family? Whatever your concerns you can rely on us for impartial advice that is tailored to your own situation.

Why Choose Us

  • Clear Advice

    Set in the heart of rural Kent, Mark Pearson Associates was set up to give good, clear advice on all aspects of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts.

    With 40 % of the population estimated to not have a current up to date will, are you one of them?

    Not having a will could mean that your assets could end up with people you don’t want to have it after you die. Worst case scenario, it could mean your children coming under the care of the family court and growing up in care rather than with family who will love and look after them. Why leave this to chance?

  • Powers of Attorney

    With an estimated 30% of people over the age of 65 losing mental capacity in some way, this can give an increasing burden on the family structure. Without registered Powers of Attorney, your family cannot access any of your assets to help you run them and only have limited jurisdiction over your well being.

    With registered Powers of Attorney your family can access all of your property and bank accounts to use them in your best interest and can decide which hospital/ care facility you are treated in. Powers of Attorney are closely regulated by a government body who monitor to make sure that your nominated people (Attorneys) act in your best interest. It is estimated that only 6% of the population have them because they can be expensive to create and because the forms are very confusing to use. We try to take the pain out of creating them, whilst giving clear advice to help you through this troublesome process. Ask us for a no obligation consultation.

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Our trusted partners Premier Solicitors was founded in 2006, operating nationally with Head Offices in Bedford. Premier Solicitors is a leading law firm offering competitive fixed fees and dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service on a range of legal services. We are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service.

The Firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.

The Court of Protection makes decisions on applications which involve people who lack mental capacity.

When a friend or loved one has lost their ability to manage their own financial affairs (often referred to as the loss of mental capacity), the Court of Protection appoints someone to do this on their behalf. This person is known as a Deputy and is given the authority to manage the day to day financial affairs of the person who has lost the mental capacity.

It is important to remember that someone may be able to make decisions about everyday issues like what to eat or what to watch on television, but can lack the mental capacity to make decisions on more complex issues, like financial management.

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to act as a Deputy. Usually a friend or relative will be the most suitable person to apply, but it is the Court of Protection who has the final say in who can act. In some cases it may not be suitable for a friend or relative to act and the Court will appoint an approved Deputy (“a Panel Deputy”) to act.

You may choose to appoint a solicitor to step in as Deputy and act in their professional capacity. Premier Solicitors not only has a dedicated and experienced Court of Protection Team, but is also home to one of only 59 Court approved Panel Deputies as well as solicitors who act as Professional Deputies. A Deputy is responsible for taking on the responsibilities of another person and it is important that a Deputy considers this carefully before making an application.

At Premier Solicitors we always recommend that at least two persons should apply to become Deputy to help ease the burden of responsibility.

A Deputy must comply with the Court Order and should always act in the best interests of the incapacitated person. The Deputy is responsible for the finances and bills of the person they are acting for. The Deputy may have to submit an annual account to the Office of the Public Guardian.

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Set in the heart of rural Kent, Mark Pearson Associates was set up to give good, clear advice on all aspects of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts. With 40 % of the population estimated to not have a current up to date will, are you one of them?

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