When the fun is over, the crackers are pulled and the turkey all gone, attention at family gatherings often turns to important family matters of who gets what when the baubles finally fall off the Christmas Tree of life.
Come on, what could be more exciting than sitting around with the family, in front of a roaring fire, with a glass of sherry, talking about the inevitability of it all? How many times a year do we all get together and spend time to discuss the things that really matter, spurred on by a glass or two of egg nog.
You could really push the boat out this year and give the one you love a Will for Christmas. Or do you think they would worry that you were trying to tell them something?
Powers of Attorney are always a cracking subject to discuss over the mint choc chip Vienetta and Christmas pud. It would be good for your family to know what your wishes are for long term care and life sustaining treatment if it comes to it, and you could give grandma a nudge towards some Trust planning to protect her assets in the chilly winters to come.
There’s a whole range of goodies to be had with a trip to your local lawyers office. We might be able to rustle up a mince pie and a coffee, although they won’t let me loose in here with anything remotely resembling alcohol. Not after last year’s Christmas party...