LODGE BROTHERS LEGAL LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Inevitably, life tends to have a way of getting away with us. We leave school as young adults, searching for incomes which will allow us the independence that we so covet. Earning money means we have the power to make the choices about our own lives that feel so important to us at the time. Whether our goals are to grow our careers, or to start a family, independence generally decreases as we become more financially viable. What begins as an endeavour to be the best person that we can be, results in the accrual of material things and people. The car you save for to empower freedom of choice in your life becomes an asset. The type of social interactions which you choose, leads to you meet likeminded individuals and perhaps eventually results in a joining of kindred spirits in matrimony or the like. Families grow, houses are built and the need for a more stable income grows. All of these things that you need to build to sustain your life, become your assets. You have a choice over them in life. So too, do you have a choice over them in death.

Life unwittingly takes hold of us and often, the administration of your life is left at the bottom of the list of things to do. Stats show that 38% of adults living in the UK passed away last year without a will. Your will is your last chance to make voice heard and to have your final choices carried out as you would have done if you were still able. Failing to plan for your estate your estate via your will, you leave a lot to chance. And if you have not lived your life leaving all things to chance, why let it be the case in your death. No one person knows your wishes and desires as well as you do so when you pass away without a will and your estate is then governed by the laws of intestacy which means that everything that you have worked your whole life to attain is now governed by a set of rules enforced by the courts. Only married or civil partners and some of your close relatives are able to inherit your estate under the laws of intestacy which means that the courts may assign your possessions to someone who you had never intended them to.

Lodge Brothers attorneys specialise exclusively in Probate, Wills and Power of Attorney. Probate Guildford is the process, which confirms who will handle a person’s estate after their death and it is important to have, as it is a legal requirement. Probate Feltham is a complicated system that is advisable to be handled by a competent probate attorney. Aspects of the probate Ashford process include, establishing the value of your assets and liabilities, finalising Inheritance Tax, applying for Probate Registry for the Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration. Lodge Brothers probate Woking offer caring and practical legal advice efficiently and professionally to make your life easier during distressing times.

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Lodge Brothers funeral directors New Malden have first-hand experience when dealing with the painful consequences of 2020 and the Corona 19 Pandemic which affected, afflicted and shut down the UK, leaving families reeling as they faced the loss of freedom of choice, freedom of movement, loss of jobs, loss of finances and most difficult of all, loss of life. Funerals are highly emotionally occasions but even more when a person loses their life to a global pandemic, which appeared unexpectedly a year ago and proceed to upset our normality and shake us to the core. The passing of someone who has succumbed to Covid-19 is even more raw and emotional when that life becomes part of the painful statistics, which the country faces on a daily basis.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ascot do not treat your loved ones passing as if it were merely a statistic, but rather as family. Lodge Brothers have been assisting families with their loss and grief for more than 240 years and are sensitive to the fact that losing a loved one is simply heart-wrenching. Organising a funeral can be a daunting task however with caring and professional people by your side can make it more bearable; leading your family through the process, providing you with solutions to problems, you have not experienced before. Arranging a funeral becomes seamless as Lodge Brothers alleviate any additional and unnecessary pressure for the family.

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Following a death, there are many legal requirements to be undertaken, such as registering the death, Wills & Probate, completion of statutory documentation and liaison with third parties. So too are there many logistical requirements, such as bringing your loved one into our care, advising people, making decisions such as choosing between burials or cremations and financing the funeral. Lodge Brothers offers several options to pay for the funeral and will always provide families with an itemised list of services and their associated costs to enable families to decide accordingly. Funerals can be expensive, and we appreciate that this can present very real difficulty to families who have not made prior arrangements to cover such expenses. Lodge Brothers funeral charges are extremely competitive when compared to other Funeral Directors, considering the exceptional service and professionalism of our staff and superior facilities which we offer. Our funeral directors Hillingdon have a solution for all financial scenarios. Lodge Brothers price match other local Funeral Directors, based on a written quotation.

Additional constraints have been placed on funerals, which must be adhered to during these times, but the UK government has provided guidance for the arranging and attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. These guidelines were developed to ensure that bereaved families are treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect and that funerals can continue to take place while minimising the risk of infection. Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Shepherds Bush are very familiar with these stipulations and our staff strive to balance the requirements of the grieving, allowing them to mourn, with the need to minimise the spread of COVID-19 infection.


Coronavirus/Covid-19

We understand that with the ongoing changes to our lives caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, feelings of grief and anxiety are amplified when we lose a loved one. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by the virus.

The health and wellbeing of our clients and staff are our top priority. When visiting our branches we ask that you observe the following:

  • Face coverings must be worn when entering our branches (unless you are exempt)
  • Only two clients in the funeral home at any one time.
  • The 2 metre distancing rule will be upheld
  • Hands to be sanitised on entry & exit

Yours sincerely,
Robert Lodge Chairman

Lodge Brothers Uxbridge Register Office

Always here to help…. This is the Lodge Brothers promise which has been proven true, day after day by the Lodge Brothers Funeral homes countrywide. No matter how prepared you think you may be when it comes to planning your funeral, your family will still need someone to turn to when the times comes. So many people understand the need to have their Will in place and the need to ensure that their affairs are in order ahead of time. Mostly we do this because we don’t want the ones that we love to have to deal with the decisions that need to be made at a very difficult. Everyone knows that like taxes, death is a sure thing which is why people try to everything that they can to make sure that things are in place when the days comes, whether it be tomorrow or in 30 years’ time. Unfortunately, life is fluid, and best-laid plans change. When they do, we don’t always think to allow for those changes to follow through to the end of life plans. So, no matter how carefully a person plans around this, it is more often than not, not the smoothly laid out plan that it was intended to be.

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Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Guildford has been in business for so long that there is nothing that they have not seen or had to deal with. Pure passion for people is what it takes be a funeral director and to know that each person who walks through the front door of the Funeral home is someone in pain and grief. A deep understanding of what each person is going through, in their own unique way, and the needs of each person, is only deeply known after having been in the industry for as long as Lodge Brothers have. A deep understanding of you needs is why most of the Lodge Brothers are situated as close to the Register Office Westminster as possible, for example, our Lodge Brothers Register Office Weybridge branch is located just 5 driving minutes from the office.

Funeral directors have to focus on two major areas: taking care of the logistics and legalities involved in the passing of a person, as well as taking care of the emotional aspects ensuring that the life of the person who has departed is respected and celebrated in the way in which they lived. But to the Funeral directors at Lodge Brothers, this is not a stranger who has passed away… it’s your family and your family may as well as be our family which is why we treat each instance with the love and respect we would give if it WAS our own family. No request is too much to ask and no need is less important than the next as every single decision which has to be made for help finalise the person’s life, is of utmost importance in order for you be supported the journey that you find yourself facing. Nothing is more important to Lodge Brothers than to ensure that we are always here to help

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Lodge Brothers lawyers specialising solely in Probate, Wills and Power of Attorney.

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It may surprise the majority of people, that having a Will in place for when you pass on, is only the start of a series of rather complex legal events which need to be finalised after a funeral takes place. For the most part, people feel prepared for all eventualities once the Will has been drawn up but in reality, there is more that one needs to take into account other than just the allocation of your possessions as part of your last wishes.  To complicate matters more, no more than 30% of UK citizens actually have prepared their Will. This can lead to the possibility that the majority of families who experience the passing of a loved one, will end up have much more on their plate than they originally anticipated. Dealing with grief and loss is one of the most distressing experiences a person could have. Add to that, the multitude of decisions and choices which need to be made once a person has passed, and its almost certainly too much to bear.

Lodge Brothers Legal attorneys are able to assist families with issues of this kind that arise in situations where a person has failed to fully prepare. And just as one might think that drawing up a Will is something that they need professional help with, so too is the process of probate which is the next of the complex details that families are faced with.

Should a person pass away before they have had the opportunity to prepare their Will, their estate is automatically placed “intestate” meaning that the courts become responsible for assessing who is officially your next of kin and allocate your possessions accordingly. What this can mean is that your possessions are not allocated in the way in which you would have preferred them to be allocated. For example, a person who is on their second marriage to a person on their first marriage may have children from that first marriage. The husband or wife of the second marriage may be deemed as your next in line heir, however, you may wish for your children to receive all of your inheritance and for nothing to be left to your second spouse. For whatever reasons you deem to be necessary, you have the right to do as you wish with your estate. If you should die without a Will in place, the courts may find that your second spouse receives everything. Nothing may be wrong with this at face value, however, what if your second spouse re-marries and then all of your possessions go to the new spouse, by-passing your children entirely. Not through malice but rather through a series of events, your children may be left without financial security as a result.

The importance of reaching out for Funeral Legal Services West Byfleet professionals to assist you with such decisions that can have far-reaching effects on your family’s future can never be over-emphasised. Provide for your loved ones in the way that you wish and chose Lodge Brothers Legal attorneys to administer your estate.

Contact Funeral Legal Services Ashford and Funeral Legal Services Feltham for all your legal requirements.

Lodge Brothers Legal Services is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Lodge Brothers have qualified professional lawyers to assist with all aspects of probate

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you start to think about preparing for your passing? It could be that you want to prepare a will to ensure that your assets are evenly and fairly split between family members or to ensure that special items are guaranteed to be transferred to a specific person because of personal reasons which a legal attorney will not be privy to. It might be decided what kind of funeral you would prefer, so that you can take this burden off your friends and family who will be grieving your loss and so that you could ease their stress or because you have a particular vision for your funeral or memorial service. Or is it that you want to ensure that all of your viable organs are donated to the living once you are passed, or perhaps just a specific aspect of your physical body that you wish to donate to science and the like.

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There are so many aspects to the passing of an individual that most times, we forget that there are legal requirements as well as the will, which come into play. Especially if you have never had to be involved in the legal side of the passing of an individual, you would not have been exposed to certain aspects of the process. Without knowing what can be required, families can be left shell-shocked and unsure of how to execute all of the decisions which they will need to navigate if you do not choose to make these decisions for them.

This is why Lodge Brothers Probate Guildford offers a number of special services that are pre-paid and which will alleviate your family’s stress and give you the final say in how you would like your affairs to be handled. These services include the preparation of last wills in testament, lasting powers of attorney and pre-paid Probate Woking services.

Choosing Probate Feltham services is a way in which you can assure that your final life decisions will be a certainty. Probate Ashford is required for ascertaining the value of your assets and liabilities, finalising any inheritance tax, preparing probate-related paperwork such as grants of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration as well as collecting your assets within your estate and dealing with any liabilities after the Grant has been received. And to make things even easier and more certain, Lodge Brothers Probate  Weybridge Legal Services offers this service with fees that are both fixed and guarantees ensuring no unexpected surprises will meet your loved ones at the end of your life’s journey.

Probate Sunbury is a service that most people will need in order to sell or transfer property and shares and also in order to close bank accounts: all things which are very admin based and entrenched within legal systems which can be daunting to anyone who does not have knowledge of these areas. Probate is best left to the professionals which is why a visit to the Lodge Brother Legal Services team for a free, no-obligation quote is the best gift you could leave to your family when the times comes.

 

Lode Brothers Family you can Turn to in Time of Grief

During times of shock and grief at the loss of a loved one who has passed away, generally the last thing that family members and friends need to worry or think about is physically sorting out the affairs of their beloved. It is always at times like these when emotions are high, that “life administration” is the hardest thing to deal with. Leaving your affairs in order is one final gifts that you can give to your family, making a difficult time a little easier for them.

 

If this is your intention for when you pass away, you will need the services of a reputable legal firm to place your belonging s in probate.  If you have a Will, your executor applies for a grant of probate which then ensures that they are responsible for the administration of your estate and affairs, as well as ensuring that you estate is being administered according to your wishes and that the right people are dealing with your affairs.

A grant of Probate will need to be applied for by an Executor or administrator and it is a legal document. The document confirms who the executor of your estate is and that they have the authority to deal with your assets, on your passing. This includes your money, any property that you may have and your general belongings. The Executor uses the grant as proof that they have the right to access your funds, assist with any and all finances that need to be dealt with and then subsequently distribute the finances and assets as you have set out in your Will, to those who are meant to receive them.

At the offices of Lodge Brothers Legal Services, we offer theses probate services to all of our clients.

Contact Probate Twickenham, Probate Feltham and Probate Ashford for all legal services in your area.

Peace of Mind for you and your Loved Ones with a Funeral Plan

Protect your loved ones with a pre-paid funeral plan… 

Lodge Brothers assist their clients to embrace the end of life process by celebrating memories and personalise the end of life.

Planning for the inevitable with one of several funeral plans Englefield Green will secure your wishes and lift a burden from your friends and family. When the time comes and your family is feeling overwhelmed with emotional and legal tasks, they will have your final wishes at their fingertips making the entire process much more bearable.

Lodge brothers offer a step-by-step guide to everything you need to do at the time of a loss. You will never feel alone as their dedicated staff will be by your side, helping you through the painful process.

A Funeral Plan from Lodge Brothers gives you:

ü  Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices

ü  Peace of mind for you and your loved ones

ü  Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way

ü  Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger

ü  Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions

ü  Monthly payment option – interest-free available

ü  All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Leve your family with less to worry about with one of Lodge Brothers funeral plans Esher.

Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way

Lodge Brothers family owned funeral services since 1780 are the trusted funeral arrangers in your area and renowned for the community work they love to participate in. Read some of the latest from the various branches of Lodge Brothers and you will soon feel confident in them.

TROPHY SUCCESS FOR LODGE BROTHERS ASHFORD!

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Sandra Nuttall and Sue Pursey, the arrangers at the Ashford branch of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Ashford, have for many years set up their ‘ Memorial Tree’ to enable many of their families to hang a card and remember in gratitude all that their loved ones gave.

This year, in addition, the tree has just been recognised as one of the Best Dressed Trees in Ashford!

District Manager, Richard Leachman, said: “The good people of Ashford know what our tree represents – so much more than a fancy Christmas Tree. It is something which helps us remember the impact so many people have had on the lives of their families. With each card decoration, loved ones are remembered and cherished, and indeed live on in hearts and minds as visibly portrayed on the Memorial Tree”.

Lodge Brothers have a variety of funeral plans Ashford to suit every budget, lodge Brother recognise that every person’s situation is unique and they treat each person as an individual. 

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Variety of bespoke funeral plans to suite your needs and budget

  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Guaranteed protection against the rising costs of funerals
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Free no obligation home visits available
  • Monthly payment option – Interest free finance available

LODGE BROTHERS CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE TREES AT ENGLEFIELD GREEN & WINDSOR

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Each year, all the branches of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors place a tree in their windows and invite those families who have lost a loved one in that year to attach a ‘remembrance card’ and give thanks for the life of the one they have lost.

In the end, across the branches, the memorial trees hold hundreds of cards. The branch at Windsor went one stage further and invited people to a small service of blessing on the last Sunday before Christmas, led by local vicar, Rev Margaret Bird.

The dozen or so who attended found the whole occasion very meaningful, some simply to remember and others to continue to try to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.

District Manager, Richard Leachman, commented that “Each person who came had their own individual reason for being there, and everyone could not thank us enough for putting on this simple event. It was very moving”.

Afterwards, Jill Palmer (arranger at Windsor) and Tom Hoyles (arranger at Englefield Green) who set up the event, travelled the few miles to ‘the Green’ and repeated the event there, led by Rev Mark Ewbank, vicar of St Jude’s.

Why choose Lodge Brothers to plan your funeral?

You can trust Lodge Brothers to guide you through every step of the journey. We take great pride in being able to offer a 24 hour service, 365 days a year, providing advice on what needs to be done and by whom.

With over 230 years of experience, we have encountered nearly every situation.

Everyone is an individual, and there are many options available to help you create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

If you prefer, our Funeral Arranger can visit you at home to discuss the arrangements.

TRUSTED & PERSONAL
Since 1780 Lodge Brothers have been handling funeral arrangements for the local communities in which we are based.

OUR PROMISE
We guarantee there will be no additional costs at the time of the funeral, no matter how much funeral costs and fees may increase.

FULL REFUND
We offer a full refund within the first 28 days of purchasing your plan so if you change your mind your money will be returned in full.
Registered office: Ludlow House, Ludlow Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 7JF

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WHY CHOOSE LODGE BROTHERS

Lodge Brothers branches throughout the UK have decorated and dressed their windows in the finest Christmas décor. Each branch has been decorated in their own unique style.

“All our branches take an active role in local community events, supporting many charities and raising funds for local causes. Read our news stories here.”

CHRISTMAS TREE BLESSING AT LODGE BROTHERS COBHAM

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Lodge Brothers funeral directors Cobham recently invited bereaved families to an intimate Christmas tree blessing ceremony held at the branch in Holly Hedge Road.

Following a service and blessing from Rev Canon Robert Jenkins of St Andrews Church, families were given the opportunity to hang a message on the tree, then the lights were switched on and will stay lit through the Christmas period as a mark of remembrance for those loved ones lost in Cobham this year.

Afterwards, refreshments and were served and memories were shared, and as they left the guests thanked the staff for arranging this lovely act of remembrance.

PHYLLIS TUCKWELL HOSPICE GETS THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE!

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Not one to shy away from a challenge, Paul Bye at Lodge Brothers could not turn down the opportunity to save Christmas for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice when he was approached by the Hospice for help.

The Hospice had been gifted a 20ft Christmas tree from a local garden centre but they had no way of delivering the tree to the Hospice. The gauntlet was thrown down and within hours a large lorry was hired, and Chris Oliver and Paul were on their way to deliver the tree.

The Dutch tree took centre stage at the Hospice’s ‘Light up a Life’ event on 28th November.

Organising a funeral can seem like a daunting task, especially when we find ourselves having to make difficult decisions at a time of loss and bereavement, when we feel least able to manage. Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ruislip dedicated professional and empathetic staff are available 24 hour service, 365 days a year, providing advice on what needs to be done and by whom.

We take this opportunity to wish our customers a very happy festive season.

Lodge Brothers the family you can turn to in time of grief

Arranging a funeral can be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do and Lodge Brothers funeral directors Addlestone and funeral directors Chertsey are there to help. They have compassionate staff with years of experience who know exactly how painful grief is.

With Lodge Brothers funeral directors Cobham (a new branch recently opened) you will feel like you are part of their family. Their staff are dedicated to helping the community and every person who comes to them for assistance.

Funeral directors Ealing offer memorial headstones, floral tributes, pre-paid funeral plans, cremations, coffins and caskets. All the Lodge Brothers branches are actively involved in the community. Have a look at what some of the recent news from Lodge Brothers.

St David’s Day Marked at Lodge Brothers & Wickendens Ealing

Ealing branch of Lodge Brothers & Wickendens marked St David’s Day this weekend with a colourful display of daffodils alongside the traditional Welsh flag, in memory of past clients of Welsh origin.

District Manager Paul Bye explains “It’s important that all our branches respect the multi cultural communities they serve and hang flags on as many public holidays as possible. This has become a recognised event in the local community and locals now look out for the change of the window displays.”

Funds Raised for Home Start by Lodge Brothers Walton

The staff at Lodge Brothers Walton were delighted to welcome Carol Hodges (Manager) and Gill Robinson (Family Support Coordinator) from the charity ‘Home Start’ to the branch, to present them with a cheque for £150 for monies raised with donations from the local community.

Both Ann McMurray (Branch Arranger) and Sharon Brunn (Relief Branch Arranger), made holly wreaths at Christmas time, which were available from the Walton branch for anybody who wanted to remember their loved one. Whilst it was not a requirement, people still generously made donations in return for taking a wreath home with them.

Ann said “It is a difficult time of year for many families who have lost a loved one, and therefore we wanted to help them by providing something special which could either be taken home as a table decoration, or even placed in memory of someone in a special place.”

Sharon chose the charity Home Start as the worthy cause to receive the monies raised.

Pictured are left to right: Carol Hodges (Manager – Home Start), Gill Robinson (Family Support Coordinator), Ann McMurray (Branch Arranger), Sharon Brunn (Branch Relief Arranger).