As we say goodbye to last year and welcome in a new one, now is the time to make some changes and make your New Year’s Resolutions…
Here are Wrigley Claydon’s Top New Year’s Resolutions:
Make a Will
Quite worryingly nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have an up-to-date Will. By making a Will, you can choose to whom you want to leave your estate, as well as appointing guardians to look after any young children should you die whilst they are under 18. By planning ahead, you can ensure that you do not cause unnecessary difficulties for your loved ones. Without a Will, the law decides who will be entitled to a share of your estate, so ensure that 2014 is the year you get your affairs in order.
Put in Place a Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document, granting to a named person or persons authority to act on your behalf even if you become mentally incapable. It is unpleasant to contemplate that you may ever lose the ability to manage your own affairs. However, by signing an LPA, you can ensure that if this should ever happen, your affairs will be looked after by someone you have personally chosen who you trust.
Resolve your Disputes
Start the year by resolving any disputes you may be involved in, be they with family, another individual or a commercial organisation. If you need to take a legal route, Wrigley Claydon can competently and systematically deal with the considerable paper work and procedural issues within the dispute resolution process. Whilst doing this, we will do all we can to find ways to strengthen the case and resolve the issue as quickly as possible
Business Owners – Get Up To Date!
Make sure that your paperwork, such as employee contracts are up to date. Do your contracts still refer to the default retirement age? Does your grievance policy still include a “modified procedure”. A review of your contracts, policies and procedures may seem arduous, but it really does pay for itself in the long run. We regularly advise businesses on recruitment policies and as your employment solicitor will assist with the preparation of contracts of employment, preventing problems that may otherwise arise.
Make a Change for the Future
Now could be the perfect time to let us help you make some important changes to your life. We can help you re-establish contact with your children with our experienced matrimonial solicitors. It’s important a child has two parents, when this bond has been broken we can help you take the right approach in becoming a part of their lives once again.
Buy Your Dream Home
Is this the year that you will be able to buy your dream family home? Let our conveyancing department handle the transaction. We are panel solicitors for all of the principal banks/building societies which means that we can represent you and your lender, usually at no extra cost to you and with a saving in time.
A very Happy New Year from all of us at Wrigley Claydon and here’s to a successful 12 months.
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