• 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...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

How to lose your home

An article in the latest Mail on Sunday illustrates how you can lose your home by not updating your Will to cover current circumstances.
A couple had lived together unmarried for 18 years and owned the house in which they lived as ‘Tenants in Common’. The male partner had never divorced his previous wife and not made out a new Will for the benefit of his current partner. He then died and his previous wife became entitled to his half share of the property. His current partner cannot afford to buy the one half share of the property as she has limited income and has reached the age where further borrowing is impractical. She is faced with having to give up her home of 18 years.
The case highlights the need for law on cohabitation to be reviewed.
Until that happens ensure your current circumstances are covered by an up to date Will.

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