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#TVLawyer Episode 6: Why You Shouldn’t Wait on Later Life Planning

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Melinda Giles

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In the sixth episode of the #TVLawyer Podcast, Melinda Giles speaks to Giles Wilson Probate Executive Victoria Ferguson about Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and later life, and why planning ahead is so important for the future.

Deciding who should be able to make judgments if an individual loses capacity, what happens to someone’s belongings when they pass on, or how a funeral should be conducted can all be difficult discussions – but it is crucial to have them ahead of time.

As part of Giles Wilson’s expert legal team, Melinda Giles and Victoria Ferguson have years of experience guiding clients through these tough conversations to ensure their best interests are looked after, no matter what happens.

In this episode, they discuss:

  • When’s the right time to think about and discuss wills, Power of Attorney and more?

  • Why it is so important to have these conversations sooner rather than later

  • The sensitive information and factors to consider within a will

  • The value in talking about these topics with loved ones ahead of time

  • What an executor is and how to choose the right person for this role

  • What Lasting Power of Attorney is, how it works and the areas it covers

  • The steps involved in selecting and confirming attorneys

  • How to set up and validate Lasting Power of Attorney, and the timeframes involved

Listen to their thoughts on these subjects and much more – watch Episode 6 of the #TVLawyer podcast now on YouTube.

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