At the beginning of this new year 2020,with all it’s great potential for the next decade,who would have predicted over 30000 deaths within a matter of 4 months from an unknown disease called Corona Virus. It has always been accepted that death for everyone is inevitable eventually but never has the unpredictability of it been […]
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The onset of this virus has made people more aware of the necessity of having a Will. It also begs the question as to whether or not this means that Will Writing is an essential business. Usually, to take instructions, face to face meetings are held to explain the various types of Wills and Trusts […]
From last New Years Eve mixed sex couples can enter into a Civil Partnership and enjoy most of the benefits of being married This is a legal relationship which provides some real financial benefit to those who live together without getting married. The set up costs are nominal compared with a normal marriage Assets can […]
If needs be you can change a person’s Will after death, provided any beneficiaries left worse off by the changes agree. Even where there is no Will and the intestacy rules apply changes can be made to inheritances in the same way as if there is a Will. Any changes must be completed within two […]
It may happen that one or more of the beneficiaries of your Will can be classed as Vulnerable. This is usually someone who is registered as disabled (or would be if an adult) or is a minor who has lost their parents.It could be a person who has lost the ability to manage their own […]
To prepare for writing a Will it is usual to estimate the value of all the assets which form part of the persons estate. this is done for various purposes including that of considering whether or not any Inheritance Tax may be payable on the total. Many employed people usually think that their home and […]
It is a wonderful thing to start a new family. All the preparations that go into providing food,clothing,shelter and entertainment prior to the arrival and then the wonderful care and attention that follow. It certainly takes over family life for many years into the future and beyond. However the ‘What if’ factor can raise it’s […]
A Prudent Person will resolve in the new year:- To make a Will, prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney and purchase a Funeral Plan How Prudent are you?
A Prudent Person in the New Year will resolve :- To prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney To purchase a Funeral Plan To make a Will How prudent are you?
IN the present litigious environment many Wills are challenged which question the capacity of the testator when making the Will. When taking instructions to make a Will a professional has to consider a variety of matters. To start with, who made the appointment? If not the client then who and why someone else? Is there […]