Hello everyone woke up this morning and realise after having tia yesterday how should I write my last wishes if I lost my speech any advice would be helpful gillian
Morning @Gillian_21 sorry to hear you had a tia yesterday. Hope you’re doing OK today.
Expressing your wishes to your next of kin is a good place to start but you can do living wills too. Advice from a solicitor is probably best.
I would write them down and give copies to relatives. Some years ago I wrote my will and funeral instructions.
@John_Jeff_Maynard I have done the same too. Think it’s important if you have express wishes or complicated family.
Sorry to hear you had a TIA yesterday, I don’t really have any advice on wills but I think you can assign an executor (might be family member or friend) and, afterwards, they become probate. In the old days, grids were made with each item and each beneficiary’s name next to the item. Hope you are doing okay today.
Hi @Gillian_21 sorry to hear you’ve had a TIA, hope you’re doing ok.
You may want to consider an EPA/LPA enduring/lasting power of attorney, you can appoint someone (or more than one person) to make decisions for you. There are 2 versions, finance and health and welfare. They have to be registered and the fee is around £85 each.
If you lose capacity to make decisions and Deputyship has to be applied for it’s much more expensive and takes longer to register and come into effect.
A Will is about writing down your wishes for dispersal of your estate, following your passing. You can simply tell your family about certain preferences you have in the meantime. However a Will would make it more official.
None of these are pleasant circumstances to think about but they can bring you peace of mind, should the worst happen.