Talking to your parents about their future


Some of the initial enquiries we get about Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are from children of prospective clients, concerned that their parents haven't put provisions in place to plan for the future.

In this blog, our Private Client specialist, Carolyn Snellgrove, explains how children can help their parents get things sorted without pressuring them.

Understandably, children find these things hard to discuss with parents as it means bringing up difficult subjects of death and incapacity - not something anyone wants to think about, especially not when it involves their loved ones.

We are always happy to have an initial, general chat with children, but we can only, and do only, take instructions for a Will or LPA from the person whose document it is. Here are some top tips for children who want to talk to their parents about these things: