• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    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. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • 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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Inevitable but Unpredictable

The reported death today of the Oscar winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, once again illustrates that whilst death is inevitable for all it is also very unpredictable . At the age of 46 who would have expected the inevitable to occur. How many of us would think to have made a Will by that age to protect what assets we have acquired and to ensure that they reach our loved ones. In this actors case he was apparently not married to his partner with whom he had three children. Without a Will the partner will inherit nothing under English Law.

David Dexter says that ‘This is a typical example where a Will is vital to ensure the inheritance of a person’s estate reaches their loved ones. In current situations where many couples live together but remain unmarried a Will is essential to protect both partner and children of the partnership.