The new year is the perfect time to get your affairs in order….

By 3rd January 2017 Wills

Happy New Year! 2017 has started! It’s a perfect time to get your personal affairs in order and get cracking on those well-meaning resolutions for the year ahead! Rebecca Reid at Illuminate Legal in Odiham is here to help you on the right track.

A few pointers to get you started when reviewing your personal matters should assist:-

  1. Diarise a time to take a look at personal arrangements and chat to your family/partner about any current arrangements/the need for new ones.
  2. If you have a Will does it need updating? If you don’t have a Will, would now be the right time to consider one to protect your family (and your assets) in the event of death?
  3. What would happen if you lost mental capacity? Do you have a family member you are concerned about? Would the new year be an ideal time to consider a Lasting Power of Attorney, to give everyone peace of mind if you needed someone to handle your property, finances or health?

Resolutions where you are actually getting something ‘done’ are a lot more positive; we feel good about ourselves when we get on with something that has been on our minds for a while. We find that giving up chocolate for example doesn’t last very long (to the second week of January if we are lucky, first week if we are honest!) but actually making a start at getting something in hand that has been on the ‘to do’ list for some time would be a wonderful way to get the new year started with a bang!

Please contact Rebecca if you wish to discuss Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She is happy to visit you at your home to make the process as easy as possible and can offer evening appointments where necessary.

Rebecca Reid, Illuminate Legal Limited, Odiham, Hampshire

Phone: 07508 082415 or email