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We offer expertise in the drafting of your Will – We advise all our clients to do what they can to protect their assets and have comfort and a peace of mind by drafting a proper Will to make sure that your wishes are fulfilled when you pass away.
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This is way for an individual to decide on their own what they will put in their will. Single Wills are good if you have wishes different to a partner or if they already have a Will in place.
When you are ready to prepare a will, we will help you compile a list of your assets and debts. This can include pieces of sentimental value, family inheritance and other items that you wish to gives to a loved one.
You can be confident of no mistakes when using Fusion Law for your Will needs. We are qualified solicitors and we will take care of you every step of the day. When Wills get written on their own, mistakes like using the wrong witness or not having it signed are a common occurrence. Using us means you are in safe hands.
Home Protection Trust
A property protection trust is designed to protect your family home and your entitlement to reside in your home in the event that you are taken into long term care. This is done by ensuring that your home is not included during an assessment by your local authority when assessing your assets to determine your contribution to care home fees. We are able to assist you in properly drafting a Home Protection Trust to protect the value of your home, for your children’s inheritance in the event of separation, remarriage after divorce, or the death of a spouse.
A legacy trust is an irreversible trust that lets you set aside assets for future beneficiaries. It allows you to create an estate to pass on to a generation further down the line.
Legacy Trusts offer the benefit of flexibility by allowing you to retain full control of the asset placed in the trust until such time that the property is passed on to the intended recipient.
A one size fits all package no longer works. We understand that you want your loved ones to receive exactly what you stated when making a Will or other estate plan. Properly completed trusts can make sure there are fewer delays in family receiving inheritance and ensuring that you are paying the correct Inheritance Tax.. A property drafted Trust also lowers the risk of They can also block any chance of having your wishes challenged by those you may want to exclude as beneficiaries.
Having a trust tailor made for you is something we at Fusion Law excel at. We will spend time with you and take into account your circumstances, wishes and desires so you know that the future has certainty.
A Discretionary Trust is a Will trustwhich is used to keep assets out of the names of the intended beneficiaries. Discretionary trusts are sometimes set up to put assets aside for a future need, like a grandchild who may need more financial help at some point in their life, or beneficiaries who aren’t capable or responsible enough to deal with money themselves.
Please contact us if you wish to find out more on Discretionary Trusts or how to set up a Discretionary Trust.
Mirror Wills do, as the name suggests, mirror each other. These are two separate Wills, which are identical, where one member leaves their estate to the other. Mirror Wills can be created for any two people over 18. However, they are usually made for people who are married, in a civil partnership, or in a relationship.
By agreeing to leave everything to the survivor, you are ensuring that they are financially secure in the future, where they might not automatically inherit everything from you if you died intestate.
Bare trusts are often used to pass assets to young people who are under the age of 18. A Bare Trust allows a trustee to be appointed to transfer all title and benefit in the trust assets (and any accrued interest in the trust property) upon attaining the age of 18. Our lawyers can help you draft all types of trusts.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):
Health and Welfare
When you choose to appoint a power of attorney for health and Welfare, you let your attorney act on your behalf to make decisions if you are unable to do so yourself. For example, you could become unconscious, have a mental health condition, or become unconscious. If you cannot make decisions for yourself, it is called not having ‘capacity’.
Your attorney can make decisions about your medicine or treatment, decisions about where you live, and decisions about your personal welfare, such as your daily routine, or what you eat. You can list any instructions that your attorney must follow, and you must also choose whether or not you want your attorney to be able to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment.
Putting Lasting Powers of Attorney in place will reduce the stress levels for those closest to you during a highly stressful period if you become incapacitated.
Property and Financial Affairs
When you choose to appoint a power of attorney for Property and Financial Affairs, the control remains with someone you have chosen, rather than being given to a court appointed deputy. This makes sure your money is with a trusted person, and can take less time for them to receive it too.
Without clear directions in place legally your money cannot be accessed by anyone else. This means your house or any other assets cannot be sold, and you will not be able to pay bills or pay for your own care.
It is advisable to make provisions enabling a trusted attorney like us to access your finances should you unexpectedly lose mental capacity.
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