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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

YOUR MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Please find a list of answers to our most popular questions. If your question is not listed please contact us to discuss further.

I still have full mental capacity so why would I need a Lasting Power of Attorney


In order to apply (and register) a Lasting Power of Attorney you must have full mental capacity. If you have already lost your capacity your family would need to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order which takes a long time and can cost thousands. This also must be reviewed annually. This is why it is important to register a Lasting Power of Attorney whilst you are still fully in control.




I don't have very much money, so do I need a Will in place?


It is a common misconception that only the very wealthy should have a Will in place. Regardless of your financial circumstances, having a professionally drafted Will in place is essential.

The job of your Will is to administer your estate, but to also cater for sentimental items as well as children and even pets.




What if I am unable to pay for my product(s) in full?


We are able to offer you the flexibility to spread the cost of your producs over a period of years. Please speak to us if you require this.




Is there a benefit to me recommending a friend or family member to you?


Yes, we regularly have offers and promotions on for this referring a friend or family member so please contact us to discuss further.




There has been a lot of press coverage around funeral plans. Are they safe?


There are now a lot of funeral planning companies offering funeral plans, and as a consequence of this, some of the plans on the market are either not safe or may not cover everything that is required.
Westcountry Estate Planning have been helping customers with funeral plans for over fifteen years, which makes us experts in the field. We only work with funeral planning companies who are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) which is the main safeguard in the industry. Additionally, we only ever help our customers with funeral plans on a face-to-face basis which ensures that we can fully explain exactly what is and is not covered within the plan. We do not allow anybody to purchase a funeral plan unless we are entirely satisfied that the customer understands exactly what they are taking out.

For the above reasons, we are entirely satisfied that the funeral plans that we offer are safe.




What happens if I lose my Will?


If you chose a storage option then you do not need to worry about losing your draft copy. A New copy can be issued if and when required.

If you did not choose a storage option and have lost the master copy of your Will, we can produce a new master copy of your Will however this will need to be signed and witnessed.




How secure are Family Protection Trusts?


Our Family Protection Trusts are very secure.

We use expert solicitors who regularly review your Trust for free of charge and the Trust remains in your family for 125 years.




I have received a brochure but I would like to see somebody face-to-face. Do you offer this?


Yes. We offer free face-to-face home visits with a local and fully qualified paralegal. This can be arranged at a mutually convenient time. We can also offer evening appointments if and when required.




Can I choose my preferred funeral director with your funeral plans?


Yes, you can specify your preferred funeral director.




I have an over 50's policy/life insurance in place. Will this be enough to cover my eventual funeral bill?


Without knowing the sum assured (the amount your family will get in the event of your death) it is difficult to say, but typically the answer is no, it will not be enough. Funeral plans freeze the price of your funeral for life whereas life insurances and over 50's plans cover you for a fixed amount of money which does not increase with funeral inflation.





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