The first thought when a client decides to write a Will, there main concern is, who is going to be my beneficiary? Who is going to benefit and how much should they receive? However, it may be wise and advised to consider in fact, who you may use as an executor.
Who should I appoint?
You should always appoint executors who you can trust. There is no real need to appoint a professional executor, unless you believe and feel like there could be problems for certain individuals to act. Often a spouse/partner, close family member or friend is an appropriate choice. Your executors will need to speak with your beneficiaries and transfer funds to them. Therefore, we would advise for your executors and beneficiaries to maintain a form of relationship through this stage. If you believe and struggle to decided then it may be crucial if you consider a professional executor.
We recommend you choose a minimum of two individuals. However, you can appoint as many executors as you would like, but please note that only four executors can obtain probate (and, the more executors you appoint, the more signatures will be required!)
If you have any concerns on who is suitable to be an executor, please read this page again. However, please remember, your executor can pass this role onto a solicitor if they wish to do so.
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My husband was in hospital for several months due to a sudden illness, he had majority of the income going into this account as he would usually ring up and pay the bills or transfer the money across to me. Luckily, Future Wills advised me to have this document in place, I was able to access his bank and make sure all bills were paid on time. One less problem to have at such a difficult time.
After years of having go visit my father daily, we decided it was best we move him into a care home, he struggled to manage his bills and couldn’t quite understand the process of what was going on. The fact we have both types of Lasting Power of Attorney enabled us to choose the right home to look after him and we were able sort out his pensions, savings and property in order to fund for his care.
My partner sadly had an accident and lost his mental capacity, the fact I was his attorney allowed me to re mortgage our home and sell the property in order to purchase a house to suit his mobility better. I would not have been able to do this without Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
I was recommended to set up Lasting Power of Attorney for me and my Wife, I would like to say thank you for the advice. The reason I wish to thank Future Wills, should I ask my wife to prepare such document now, I believe she would not quite understand what is going on. However, this has been taken care of as we set them up whilst we were both happy and willing to prepare for the future.
I was under the impression a Lasting Power of Attorney was mainly for people who has lost mental capacity. However, with my arthritis being so bad or not wanting to leave the house on some days. My attorneys can step in and help me with my tasks such as picking up my prescription for me, going to the bank and other physical tasks I struggle with now.
I had a Will written over 4 years ago, I saw your new client offer and thought I would take advantage and update mine. I was made to understand why my Will is so important and learnt so much information I didn’t know before. I have recommended Future Wills to all my friends & family.
Mr and Mrs Wilson
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I was very nervous about making my Will, it was something I put off for many years. However from the first phone call to returning my Will I was made to feel welcome and the service was very professional.
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