Age Concern Birmingham & McClure Solicitors

Age Concern Birmingham is proud to be partnered with McClure Solicitors in order to bring you a wide range of legal services, many of of which are presented below.

Free Will Service

Making a Will is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that your family is taken care of when you are no longer here. With this in mind Age Concern Birmingham has partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer its supporters a free Will preparation service. Just consider making a donation for our Charity.

Why do I need a Will?
You already know that every adult should have a Will. Without a Will the law decides who inherits. With a Will you decide. With no Will it will usually take longer and cost more to wind up your estate.

Why should I do it now?
None of us knows what is around the corner. If you leave it until you need it, it will be too late. So let’s get it done.

Why should I use McClure?
There are three good reasons:
1.  They have been preparing Wills since 1853 so they are good at it. They prepare thousands per annum. So you are in good hands.
2.  A standard Will only states who is to benefit when you die. Their “Estate Planning Wills” ensure that your estate finishes up where you want it. Quite a difference.
3.  At present McClure will prepare your Will free of charge – a service which usually costs £150 for a single client and £240 for a couple. So now you can support Age Concern Birmingham and get a good deal.

What McClure can do for you
They make your Will free of charge.
• You don’t pay.
• The Charity doesn’t pay.
• You consider a donation – all of your donation goes to Age Concern Birmingham.
• Simple as that.

Why do they do it?
Everyone benefits.
• You get the Will you need.
• Age Concern Birmingham raises much needed funds.
• Over 50% of clients go on to use McClure for other services.

​Age Concern Birmingham relies on voluntary donations to allow it to continue its valuable work. It doesn’t matter how much you donate. Each donation may be small but lots of people have already taken up McClure’s Free Will offer raising very substantial sums for charity.

 

Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters who don’t already have a Will to take up this very generous offer from McClure Solicitors. In doing so, you can plan for your and your family’s future, and at the same time you can support the valuable work of our Charity.

To arrange an appointment call us on 0121 362 3650 or email info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

For more information Visit – www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/acb-will

Free Will Review Service

Why should you have your Will reviewed?

Very often a Will alone is not enough – sometimes a Will is sufficient but very often it is not.

Your circumstances may have changed.

Research shows that 1 in 4 Wills are defective or of poor quality. *

A Will only directs where your assets will go when you die. Not where they will end up. Quite the difference.

Why should you do it now?
If you leave it until you die, it will be too late. So let’s get it checked now.

Why should I use McClure?

  1. They see many Wills with errors.
  2. They see many Clients who need a Trust to back up their Will.
  3. The review is free of charge. They call it a safety check.
  4. If you need a new Will, that is free of charge as well, Just consider a donation for Age Concern Birmingham.
  5. McClure is a Multi Awards Winning Solicitor Firm.

What can McClure do for you?

They review your Will free of charge.

You don’t pay.

You get a new Will, if necessary, at no cost.

Why do they do it?
Everyone benefits.
• You get a professional second opinion.
• You get a new Will – if you need it.

  • They raise funds for charities.

​• Over 50% of clients go on to use them for other services.

​Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters who already have a Will to take up this very generous offer from McClure Solicitors. In doing so, you can protect your and your family’s future and at the same time you can support the valuable work of our Charity.

To arrange an appointment call us on 0121 362 3650 or email info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

For more information Visit – www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/acb-review

* Solicitors Regulation Authority Survey (details available).

Discretionary Will Trust

This is a special type of Will where you are not sure who you wish to inherit, when you wish them to inherit or on what conditions. Often there is a real need for giving someone else the power to make those decisions for you after you have gone.

For couples we have a special version of the Discretionary Will Trust called a Family Will Trust. Often the husband dies first and leaves everything to the widow who then goes into care. This is a one in four risk. Then the whole estate is vulnerable for care costs.

However with this inexpensive Trust, the husband’s half would be in trust for the benefit of the widow but not actually in her name. It is a cost effective and ethical way to reduce or even avoid altogether the care costs.

Appointments are available at our Sutton Coldfield, Kings Norton or Shard End locations. We also have appointments at other locations across Birmingham on an ad-hoc basis. Home visits are also available.

Life Interest Wills

This is a special type of Will where you want to leave your assets to certain beneficiaries but also want one individual to have the benefit of those assets (including the right to live in your property) until they die. This type of Will can also be useful for inheritance tax avoidance.

For couples we have a special version called a Family Will Plan. With this Plan the husband’s half of the house would be left to the children with the widow having a right of occupancy in the property. It can be tailored to suit individual circumstances. It is another cost effective way to reduce or even avoid care costs altogether. It is not as good as the Family Will Trust but it is a cheaper alternative.

This is a special type of Will where you want to leave your assets to certain beneficiaries but also want one individual to have the benefit of those assets (including the right to live in your property) until they die. This type of Will can also be useful for inheritance tax avoidance.

For couples we have a special version called a Family Will Plan. With this Plan the husband’s half of the house would be left to the children with the widow having a right of occupancy in the property. It can be tailored to suit individual circumstances. It is another cost effective way to reduce or even avoid care costs altogether. It is not as good as the Family Will Trust but it is a cheaper alternative.

Special Price Lasting Power of Attorney Service

It is important that every adult should have a Lasting Power of Attorney. More people need a Lasting Power of Attorney these days.

​It is a legal document which appoints someone you trust to act for you if you become unable to make decisions or manage your affairs – both financial & property and health & welfare.

Without a Lasting Power of Attorney your family might need to go to Court – this can cause lots of delay, hassle and expense. With this in mind Age Concern Birmingham has partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer its supporters a Lasting Power of Attorney service at a special price.

Why should I do it now?
If you leave it until you need it, it will be too late.

Why should I use McClure?
There are four good reasons:
1.  They prepare thousands of Lasting Powers of Attorney each year. So you are in good hands.
2.  They let you decide whether and when to register it. This can save you over £75 per person.
3.  You keep control. So even if it’s signed and registered, no-one can use it until you say so.

4. McClure will prepare your Lasting Power of Attorney at a special price of just £199*. From that they will donate £30 to Age Concern Birmingham. *Please note there are additional costs to register the documents with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Why do they do it?
Everyone benefits.
• You get the Power of Attorney you need.
• Over 50% of clients go on to use McClure for other services.

​Using the services of McClure Solicitors means that come what may, you will have your affairs in order.

Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters who don’t already have a Lasting Power of Attorney to take up this very generous offer. In doing so, you can protect your and your family’s future.

To arrange an appointment call us on 0121 362 3650 or email info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

For more information visit – www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/acb-lpa

General Power of Attorney

It sometimes happens that important documents need to be signed or decisions made when you are likely to be away perhaps with work or on holiday.

A general Power of Attorney gives someone you trust full authority to make these decisions for you and to sign documents on your behalf. A common example is the sale of a property concluding when you are likely to be abroad.

Age Concern Birmingham is partnered with McClure Solicitors to provide this service to its supporters.

Appointments are available at our Sutton Coldfield, Kings Norton or Shard End locations. We also have appointments at other locations across Birmingham on an ad-hoc basis. Home visits are also available.

Deputyship

Age Concern Birmingham has partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer a Deputyship service to all its supporters.

If someone close to you loses the capacity to make decisions or sign documents i.e. becomes incapax, first check to see if they have an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney. If they don’t, all is not lost. The Court of Protection can grant a one-off order to enable you to make a single important decision. However usually you will need more than that. The Court of Protection can then appoint you as the deputy to make decisions. This can be for property and financial affairs. Or personal welfare. Or indeed both.

Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters who find themselves in this position to use the McClure Deputyship service.

Appointments are available at our Sutton Coldfield, Kings Norton or Shard End locations. We also have appointments at other locations across Birmingham on an ad-hoc basis. Home visits are also available.

Probate

When someone dies it is important to find out whether the probate procedure is required or not. When the first partner dies, probate is often needed but is often overlooked and only raises its head on the death of the survivor. This causes real problems.

Probate is the official procedure by which the executors obtain authority to deal with the deceased’s estate. It involves real responsibility and can be complex.

With this in mind Age Concern Birmingham is partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer its supporters their Express Probate Service.

McClure Solicitors have been administering estates since 1853. Their determination is to complete the process as quickly and economically as possible. That is what families want.

Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters to contact McClure Solicitors when a loved one dies, to find out if probate is needed and, if so, to use their Express Probate Service.

Appointments are available at our Sutton Coldfield, Kings Norton or Shard End locations. We also have appointments at other locations across Birmingham on an ad-hoc basis. Home visits are also available.

Family Protection Trusts

Age Concern Birmingham is partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer Family Protection Trusts to all its supporters. If you wish to avoid the trouble, delay and cost of Probate, a McClure Family Protection Trust will do that.

  • If you wish to avoid the risk of your children inheriting at the wrong time, a McClure Family Protection Trust will do that.
  • If you wish to avoid the risk of family members claiming part of your estate against your wishes, a McClure Family Protection Trust will do that.
  • If you wish to avoid the risk of creating an Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability for your children, a McClure Family Protection will do that also.
  • If you wish to avoid the risk of your estate passing out of your bloodline and your children being disinherited, a McClure Family Protection Trust will also do that.
  • If you are a couple and wish to protect at least half of your estate from Care Costs, then a McClure Family Protection Trust is what you need.

Age Concern Birmingham would like to encourage all its supporters who wish to avoid one or more of these risks to find out more about the McClure Family Protection Trust.

Appointments are available at our Sutton Coldfield, Kings Norton or Shard End locations. We also have appointments at other locations across Birmingham or on an ad hoc basis. Home visits are also available.

Funeral Plans

Age Concern Birmingham works in partnership with advant~age and Golden Charter to offer funeral plans which provide peace of mind to clients and their families by taking care of everything in advance. Age Concern Birmingham are able to talk through the information and the options available.

Why not talk to us about what a Funeral plan can do for you?

We are happy to provide a no obligation quote and explain how Funeral Plans work.

To book an appointment please call 0121 362 3650, For more information, please contact us

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