Protect those closest to you with Lodge Brothers Legal Services

Having assisted families at times of great personal grief and suffering, Lodge Brothers UK values the ethos of family and knows more than anyone what is required to professional, empathetic and personally assist with the process of not only preparing funerals and everything that this encompasses, but also with the Legal services attached to this aspect of our life: the preparation for the end of our lives. This is a necessary evil which everyone should engage with at several stages through their lives. If only to ensure that those people in your life who you hold closest to you, will have less to think about when the time comes that your leave them behind.

Anyone who has lost someone close to them knows that there are many emotions to negotiate through – the 5 stages of grief will come to everyone at one time or another and it is important to respect and protect yourself through this process so that you can emotionally process your loss in a healthy a way as possible. Emotions can be debilitating at times so if this is what you are experiencing, you surely know first-hand that thinking about logistics at a time like that, especially if this is your first personal experience of loss of this manner, will certainly be more than over-whelming.

The Legal Services which you can find at all Lodge Brothers will assisting you in dealing with all legal aspects of the process. For personalised legal support with this, contact Legal Services Ashford, Legal Services Twickenham and Legal Services Cobham and inquire about the follow ways in which we can assist you: Probate, Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney.  All our clients have access to these professional, as well as affordable, legal services as we believe that legal services should not be reserved for the upper echelons but should be readily available to all.

Our probate services have 3 levels from which you can choose the most appropriate for your situation and according to your finances. Attorneys are on hand to assist you to navigate this often complex and confusing situation that is the probate process. You would need to engage our legal services for assistance with Probate if your loved one has passed without preparing a Will. Which leads us to our next area of expertise, preparation of wills which is vital to ensure that your estate does not end up as a probate case where you have no control over who receives your estate, rather the rules of probate decide this for you. Be proactive and ensure that at when you experience a life changing experience which directly affects your family, for example marriages, divorces, deaths, adoption and many more, you update your Will. And finally a Lasting Power of Attorney will help you to control how you would like your affairs to be handled should you lose the mental capacity to make this choice for yourself, if for medical reasons or other reasons associated with old age. Your Lasting Power of Attorney means that you still have a voice which will comfort and ease the emotional and physical effects that this could have on your family.

Lodge Brothers Legal Services is for everyone, contact Legal Services Ashford, Legal Services Twickenham and Legal Services Cobham for more information on how we can help you today.

Lodge Brothers Funeral Services provide expert assistance

There is nothing in life as certain as death and taxes. Attributed to Benjamin Franklin for putting this truth of life into plain text for all to remember, there is certainly no truer statement about life. Life is at best, unpredictable and no one can blame a person for spending most of their lives, avoiding the topic of their death or the passing of someone they love. It is undeniable that of all the things in life that we wish to spend time worrying about, death does not make the top of the list. Yet if you think about how much time and energy goes into protecting life, it makes sense that equal energy should be affording to the loss of life. The cost of life is high. Medical services and insurances are perpetually increasing in costs. Taking steps to finance yourself in your retirement years is expensive but must be planned in advance otherwise the rising costs of inflation will stifle your options. As you age and finally reach retirement age, not everyone has the luxury of having had the chance to set themselves up to afford their own lives in their later years, once retirement age has been reached.

What happens to older folk as they age? True that the costs of child raising should drop as your children become independent and begin to have jobs of their own. The cost of educating your children falls away as they begin to set themselves up in life to be able to independently afford their own lifestyles and families. Older folks may choose to downsize their homes, cars and other aspects of their lives which may have previously been necessary.


The picture that is given to us of our golden years of retirement, is one of restful afternoon naps and travelling abroad to sun filled countries. But what if, as in life, the unexpected happens? How do you account for the unaccountable? The only way to do that is to expect the unexpected. And when it comes to your passing, or old age, the best thing that you can do as a young person, is speak to people who are experts in this area, someone who can fore-see the unforeseen and help you plan for it.

There are things that are vital for a young person to do in order to prepare in order to protect the ones around them from unexpected financial problems caused from your passing. The first and most important thing to do is to prepare a Will. Lodge Brothers Bedfont Wills, Lodge Brothers Brentford Wills and Lodge Brothers Burpham Wills have expert attorneys who can assist with this vital and final document.

When someone dies without a Will, the issues can be numerous and unpredictable. Life is complicated, so preparing a Will helps to ensure that your passing doesn’t complicate the lives of those closest to you. Having a Will not only allows you to advise on things such as how and where you would like to be buried, who will receive your possessions and to what degree, it also takes the strain off the lives of those around you… by choosing an attorney to help with your affairs before it is too late, you ease the strain on your family members significantly. If this is how you envisage things happening at the end of your life, contact Lodge Brothers would be the first step in ensuring this.

Having a Will means protecting your family’s future

Christmas time approaches and most families are planning their holidays or restful breaks which they intend to spend with friends and family.  Pain and sadness is magnified even more at Christmas time than it seems during the rest of the year. Although losing a loved one at any time of the year is always heart-breaking and a time of grief, there is something about a loss at Christmas time that seems to be that much more devastating.  Lodge Brothers have had the honour of assisting families with their loss and grief at this time of year for many years and so we are heightened to the fact that losing a loved one at this time is simply heart-wrenching. Even more so when faced with the death of a young person or someone with a young family. During this time traditionally filled with laughter and joy, some families are quietened by the blanket of grief and uncertainty when a loved on passes. Lodge Brothers funeral directors are permanently on call when the unexpected happens and the festive season is no exception.

For those families afflicted by death during the festive season, however, “good will” is not the only will that they may be faced with. You may also need to consider your own Will. It is our wish to you this Christmas time to remember that it is sadly no only older folk who pass away and that those with young families are generally the most unprepared when it comes to having a will in place in case of their unforeseen passing. It is the family members left behind that have to most to lose when a parent fails to plan for the unexpected event of their own passing. The sad truth is that Lodge Brothers Legal Services Addlestone Wills, have seen many instances where a family has suffered as the result of parents not preparing Wills or equally as detrimental, preparing of a Will that is not correctly administered. Ascot Wills and Ashford Wills Legal Services assist clients with the correct and legal preparation of a valid Will.

Dont let your family become one which contributes to the Will statistics which show that 70% of people over 18 do not have their own Will in place. Complications which arise from this fact will weigh heavily on those left behind who will need to know how to deal with your estate as you would have wanted it to be dealt with. This is too large a task to leave to another who is already struggling with the burden of your loss and the logistics of dealing with a funeral. Especially at Christmas time, complications are made worse merely by the fact that it is that time of year and emotions and stress levels are already usually at peak levels. Look after your family in death as you would want to in life by taking care of the details that need to be taken care of and alleviating them of that added stress. It is the best gift that you could possibly give to your family this Christmas season.