Category: Wills

Jet Off with Peace of Mind: Express Wills Service for Your Summer Holiday

As the summer holidays quickly approach, it’s essential to ensure that your family and assets are protected while you’re away. Our Express Wills Service provides a convenient and efficient solution to secure your family’s future and give you peace of mind during your well-deserved break. The Importance of Having a Will and LPA Before embarking […]

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We’re proud to support Update Your Will Week 2024

This week is Update Your Will Week (4th – 10th March), an annual campaign hosted by The Association of Lifetime Lawyers. It aims to raise awareness around the risks of not having an up to date will and encourages people to update their will to ensure their wishes are carried out when they die.

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Why appointing a professional executor could be right for you

Although most people choose a family member to be the executor of their estate, it is not always your best option. Whether you want to prevent your family from falling out when one person is selected over another, or you want to remove the burden of endless paperwork and understanding the legal requirements involved, there are many reasons why appointing a professional executor could be right for you. Here are the key benefits to appointing a professional executor to administer your estate after you die.

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The importance of having your Will professionally prepared

Cases such as this one, Ingram and Whitfield v Abraham [2023] EWHC 1982 (Ch), really demonstrate how crucial it is to have a professional prepare your Will.

In this case, an online will pack was used, and this had the effect of disinheriting the testatrix’s children, who had been the beneficiaries of her previous Will. Instead, the estate passed to Simon, the deceased’s brother, who had prepared the Will.

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It’s not just about your money… 7 things to consider when preparing your Will

When people start to think about writing their Will, their first thoughts are usually about who will be the beneficiaries – who will inherit their property, savings, and other financial assets.

But there are many other things to consider when it comes to what you want to happen when you die. Here’s a list of 7 things that you should think about when preparing to write your Will:

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Why updating your Will should be at the top of your to-do list.

This week is Update Your Will Week (23rd-29th January 2023), an awareness campaign hosted by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) to encourage more people to update their Will and ensure their wishes are carried out when they die. This helps minimise disputes over inheritance – easing distress (and costs) for your loved ones. Accredited members […]

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FAQs on making an updating Wills

We’ve answered some of the most common questions people have about making and updating a Will. If you have a question we haven’t covered here, do not hesitate to get in touch with our Wills team – we’d be happy to help. What happens if you die without leaving a Will? If you die without […]

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