Basic Wills

A Basic Will is essential to ensure that your Estate is distributed as you would wish.

It is the foundation of Estate Planning and enables you to nominate Executors and Guardians.

It provides no mitigation against Inheritance Tax nor any safeguards against the erosion of your Estate by Care Home Fees.

Living Will (also known as an Advance Medical Directive)

A Living Will (or  Advance Medical Directive) provides the opportunity to document your wishes with respect to end of life medical treatment in a form that is accepted by both the British Medical Association and the Royal Collge of Nursing.

A Living Will allows you to decide in advance of a debilitating illness or injury what is acceptable in the way of medical treatment or life support procedures, and comes into effect when you are mentally impaired, such as with a coma, and unable to communicate with medical professionals as to the acceptability of certain medical treatments.

It may be advisable to seek advice from your General Practitioner or another medical professional.