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  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
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Archive | Will Writing

Advice on Writing a will

Trusts

So what Trusts can I use to protect my assets on death? There are several types of Trusts you can put in your Will to ensure your assets at death will reach your chosen beneficiaries. Firstly there is a Property Protection Trust which can provide a protective shelter for the value of your home allowing […]

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A Challenging Time

Figures just released show that during 2015 a record number of 14167 Wills were challenged in the Courts. This represented almost 21% increase over the previous year. The main causes appear to be divorces, remarriages and the ever rising property values in estates of deceased persons. Most disputes involve the distribution of assets by disappointed […]

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A Regular Review

Having written Wills for over a good long period I am now hearing from clients who instructed me years ago. For a whole variety of reasons they need their original Will updated. It can be a change of Executors for example where the originals have died or moved on. Sometimes it is a change of […]

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Prevent a Challenge

A recent statement made by a member of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee said that ‘There are several ways to challenge the validity of a Will, though it is a complex area and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly’ To prevent such challenges from being contemplated there are several measures that can be taken to […]

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Panorama TV programme masks real issues

Whilst we agree with the views expressed in this week’s Panorama programme, that a Will is one of the most important documents a person will ever write,its focus on problems experienced by a handful of people who had asked will writers to handle their probate matters masked the real issues people should be addressing. David […]

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Write A Will | Make A Will

Free Video on why you need to write a will. One of the most important decisions you will make in your life is how you make a will and how you ensure all you have worked hard for through your life passes to your loved ones in the fullness of time. Get free advice on […]

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Coalition Budget offers no change

The rates and allowances for Inheritance Tax were unaffected by the Budget on 22 June 2010. Previous forecasts by the Conservatives of raising thresholds to £1m per person came to nothing as the need to raise as much income from taxation as possible became apparent once the new Government took over. It looks as though […]

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More than 50% of people do not have a will

The Telegraph newspaper reports that around 57% of people currently do not have a will, rising to 65% among those who have children aged under 18, these findings were published on www.unbiased.co.uk . Very recently the same newspaper reported the untimely death of celebrity Stephen Gately who died intestate and whose net estate had to […]

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