Ever thought your life’s turning into a soap opera?

However complicated things get, be glad you’re not one of Coronation Street’s Platt family. When bad girl turned good Kylie Platt departed our screens for the last time in July 2016, stabbed to death in an emotional scene that practically caused a countrywide flood warning, she left a right old mess behind. Oh Kylie, if only you’d taken our advice here at Finance North Estate Planning and written a will!

Who’s the Daddy?

Poor little Max Turner – he’s only ten and his family tree is sprouting extra branches and exploding into a veritable forest. Kylie gave birth to the blond-haired boy when she was just 19 but her hedonistic lifestyle made social services intervene and place him in foster care. Kylie fought to get him back, before selling him to her half-sister for £25,000. Then she abducted him and social services intervened again before she and her husband David Platt applied for – and won – custody. But Max’s newfound stability wasn’t too last long. Now, with Kylie and his birth father Callum Logan gone, David is fighting Callum’s family for custody. Confused? Imagine how Max must feel!

Gaudy goodbye?

At only 29 and in good health, Kylie hadn’t made a will or set out funeral plans so it was up to husband David and son Max to reflect her, ahem, colourful personality in her send-off to the great cobbles in the sky. Mourners were instructed to wear bright hues – a request Kylie’s mate Gemma took very seriously – and Destiny’s Child’s Bootylicious boomed out, shocking the vicar and some fans of the soap. ‘Kylie’s funeral looks more like the circus has come to town than a sombre farewell to a wife and mother,’ one tweeted.

If you’d prefer your departure to be a little more dignified – Beethoven instead of Beyoncé perhaps – and don’t want any old Tom, Dick or Harry squabbling over your children’s custody we’d recommend writing a will.

Here at Finance North Estate Planning our will writing services start at £95.00 so call us on 0161 771 2056 or email us at help@financenortheps.co.uk to book an appointment. We promise – we won’t make a drama out of it!

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – what are they and what do they do?

 

This summer Sir Jackie Stewart announced that his wife Lady Helen Stewart is suffering from dementia.

The world champion Formula One driver explained that his wife now requires around the clock care. Lady Helen, 68, was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago, but this is the first time the racing driver has spoken about the changes he has seen in his wife.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society 225,000 Britons each year are diagnosed with the condition. It further highlights the need for people to have LPAs (Lasting Powers of Attorney) in place.

If mental capacity is lost prior to making a Lasting Power of attorney it can cost thousands of pounds through the Court of Protection.

Contact us today for written details of what a Lasting Power of attorney does, and how you can go about organising one.

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