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Last Orders: The Essential Guide to Your Letter of Wishes
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Last Orders: The Essential Guide to Your Letter of Wishes (Paperback)

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Last Orders is intended to assist anyone and everyone. It deals with that perennial taboo, the subject of death. It is not a will, nor should it be considered as such. It is however, the essential guide to producing your Letter of Wishes. Once completed correctly, it should save incalculable amounts of stress for those you leave behind and take most, if not all, of the guesswork out of the administration of an estate. It will offer a vast amount of helpful information about whom your executors should contact, the funeral you want, your finances, your belongings, and even your pets. This book is simple yet comprehensive. Its usefulness cannot be overstated. You may not feel you need such a book, but consider this scenario: Imagine your child, sibling, or friend is executor of your will. When the sad time comes to wind up your estate, where would they start? Would they be able, for example, to answer the following questions: Who do you wish to have informed of your passing? Is there a family cemetery plot and where is the paperwork to support that? Where are the deeds to your house? Where is your will? Have you registered as an organ donor?Who has spare sets of keys to your house?

Who knows the code to your burglar alarm? Or does your home have a safe? Who is to take care of your pet poodle Pandora? Equally important, who do you not want to take care of Pandora? There are over 100 simple, but pertinent questions which need to be answered by you in Last Orders. Those answers will eradicate doubt and offer clarity to the executors of your will and those you leave behind. In researching Last Orders, Patricia C Byron consulted with solicitors, funeral directors, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, The Law Society, MENCAP, but perhaps most telling of all, is that she has personal knowledge and experience of administering estates. Since its launch in the Spring of 2010, and following the author being interviewed on the BBC's Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Last Orders sold out and went to reprint. It has since become a staple item for those wishing to put their affairs in order. Along with the general public, there are now law firms within the UK Legal 500 using Last Orders for their Will-making clients as well as members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, estate planners and independent financial advisors.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyGiving up smokingCoping with death & bereavement Publisher: Stellar Books Publishing Publication Date: 05/04/2010 ISBN-13: 9780956508904  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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After a career in travel and property Patricia C Byron was hit by a tsunami of events. She had to deal with the deaths of three of the closest people in her life. Arranging funerals, tidying up estates and emptying houses, all gave her much cause and time for deep contemplation. In her grief, she reflected on how death could be handled in a way which assisted the bereaved as well as enhancing how the deceased would be remembered. She had written the bones of her book Last Orders in 2006 for a friend who was terminally ill and published it in 2010 without any agenda other than to assist the public in an area where few had ventured. After an appearance on BBC R4s Woman's Hour the book sold out and went to reprint. It has become a staple item for members of the public who wish to get their affairs in order and is used by top tier law firms, financial advisors, estate planners and chartered accountants. Today she writes articles on end of life issues from a lay perspective for a law based website, Lawskills, and presents talks on the importance of leaving a good legacy.

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