Estate planning

Beyond your lifetime

A really important part of the financial planning process is to understand what will happen to your assets when you pass away.

Most people want to ensure that their family and dependants can have access to their assets as quickly, as smoothly and as tax-efficiently as possible.

In some cases, for example, families with young children, people may not want their beneficiaries to have complete control straight away.  If you have a young family, another very important consideration is to nominate guardians for the children should both parents die.

Unfortunately, the law doesn’t always work in the ways that we want it to, and unless you make proper provisions, you could find that your assets pass to the wrong people, or at the wrong time.  It’s a stressful time so it’s very important to make sure that everything can be done as smoothly and efficiently as possible, minimising problems for your family.

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Planning for all eventualities

It’s not just death that can cause problems when it comes to controlling and passing on assets. 

Although we are living longer than ever before, sadly, serious illness is more likely to take hold at some point, sometimes meaning people being unable to look after their own affairs.

Failing to plan for such eventualities can lead to considerable difficulties and unnecessary costs.

This is why effecting a Power of Attorney is a crucial part of a holistic financial plan.

A joined-up approach

Our sister company, My Will (Scotland) Ltd, can help deal with some of these issues.

They specialise in the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.  Find out more about how they can help you in these areas.

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