Reshma Field

WHY YOUR MUM NEEDS A POWER OF ATTORNEY NOW!

From time to time I speak at networking events about Lasting Powers of Attorney and am often asked questions. So, I’ve decided to put fingers to keyboard and go through some of the common ones. My hope is that this will help your mum understand why she should get a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) more »

THREE THINGS YOU MUST INCLUDE IN YOUR WILL!

When I speak to clients about their Wills, I encounter recurring topics that I have to ask them to make decisions about. It’s natural that the same, or similar, issues come up. So, to save you some time when you come to do your own Will, here’s a list of my top three must-haves. 1.YOUR more »

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS, NEW WILL!

New Year resolutions. We’ve been making them and breaking them since time immemorial. As the ever-faithful Wikipedia points out, the ancient Babylonians did it. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god, Janus, from whom January gets its name. The Mediaeval era saw knights, at the end of each Christmas season, take the ‘peacock vow’ to reaffirm their commitment to chivalry.  And we’re still making them – and breaking them – all these centuries later. But I have to talk to you about one resolution you should absolutely make – and absolutely not break. That of getting your Will done!

HAVE WILL – will travel!

Every year, as summer approaches, I wonder if the Will writing business will slacken over the holiday period. ‘After all’, I reason to myself, ‘people are on downtime, they’re relaxing with their families and busy keeping the kids entertained.’ Yet, without fail, the opposite is true.

I find that holiday preparations are a common trigger for people to call me in a panic, wondering if it’s possible to get a Will drafted before they jet off.  So, far from being quiet, business tends to get a tad hectic!