The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died at the age of 76 and according to reports, she did not leave a Will. After a near six decades in the spotlight and an on-going battle with pancreatic cancer, Aretha passed away at her home
Whilst many of us understand the benefits of having a Will, you may be less familiar with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) which appoints someone to help you make your own decisions or make decisions on your behalf.
Recent research suggested that 96% of executors did not realise that they were legally and financially responsible for the accurate administration of a deceased person’s estate.
The original Last Will and Testament is the only document that will be legally accepted and it must be in pristine condition to ensure that there are no complications when following the wishes set out in it.