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Legal issues

Information and advice on legal issues, including making a will, what to do when someone dies and choosing a power of attorney.

Legal issues features

  • Legal advice

    Most of us will need legal help at some point in our lives. It’s a good idea to know a little about the process.
  • Making a will

    If you want to be sure your wishes will be met after you die, then a will is vital. Find out what you need to know.
  • Living wills

    Find out what can be included in a living will and how to make an advance decision.
  • Power of attorney

    There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf.
  • When someone dies

    Read our information to learn the steps that need to be taken when someone dies.

If you need advice or help with your legal issues, speak to your local Age UK

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  • Paying for a funeral

    Arranging a funeral can be stressful and expensive. If you're paying for the funeral, think carefully about what you can afford.
  • Dealing with an estate

    When a person dies, someone has to sort out their estate – their money, property, possessions and debts.

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