We all have a right to determine what happens to us if life takes a turn for the worse. There are choices available. What happens to us? Where we want to be looked after? Who gets what?

Legally, these are decisions that are best made by us whilst we have capacity. I have been involved in making applications to the Court for a deputyship. I can assure you it is something best avoided.

When writing your will it is necessary to take a 360 degree review of your life and those of your parents, siblings and children. How do they rely on you and how might you reply to them?

Writing the will or lasting power of attorney is the last step. The journey is helping you identify the matters that are important to you so they can be addressed as part of the planning.