Moving house is an ideal opportunity to review a number of other legal matters. We can help you with these.
A will enables you to ensure that your estate goes to who wish upon your death, with taxes, costs and delays minimised. If you already have a will, your circumstances may have changed and might warrant review.
Powers of Attorney
Your will deals with what will happen to your affairs on your death but have you considered what would happen if you were to be seriously injured or affected by illness and unable to manage your own affairs? Drawing up continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney can help avoid the costs and anxiety of relatives applying to the Court to a have a Guardian appointed.
Where a couple, married or in civil partnership or otherwise, buy property jointly it is important to consider how that asset (and others) will be shared between them and what should happen on separation. A legal agreement is the best way to regulate this.
If you have investment properties or perhaps are buying one for a child or other relative there may be legal structure or agreements that can be put in place to ensure financial efficiency or to protect assets.
If you would like further advice on any of these matters please call us on 0131 525 8600 or complete the form below.