Brain injury can affect any one, at any time in their life. Headway – the brain injury association - is here to make life after brain injury better for everyone.
Once again, APS Legal & Associates are supporting Alzheimer’s Society. Every year, they unite communities with their Dementia Action Week campaign, which has a simple aim - to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.
Every year, the charity Dying Matters aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life, whether that’s how they would like to be remembered or the practical matter of making a will.
Throughout May, APS is highlighting the work of several national charities, starting with Stroke Association and their ‘Make May Purple’ campaign, to raise funds and awareness to help save and rebuild even more lives.
Game of Thrones star Emelia Clarke suffered from and survived two brain aneurysms, one in 2011 when she was just 24 years old, and one in 2013, all while filming for the early seasons of Game of Thrones.
It is a sad fact that the majority of UK adults do not have a will. If this is still the case when someone dies, they are said to die intestate, and their possessions will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy.
There is now a prompt on the majority of fact find documents to ask your clients whether they have a will but, sadly, there isn’t a similar attention given to asking about lasting powers of attorney (LPA).
With there still being around 59% of eligible adults who have not written a will, would introducing oral wills lower this percentage?
There are many arguments around oral Wills, but why is this something that should be approached with Caution?
Whether your clients are just married, planning their weddings now, or have been married for several years, one of the last things they may think about is Wills at such an exciting time. But, how important is a Will when we change our marital status and do you really need to review this at this point?