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Top 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Will

Are you thinking of making a will? Why bother? After all, it's hassle that could last for a whole afternoon - or even more! And, it'll only become relevant after you're dead anyway!   Here are five reasons why life's too short for you to waste it drawing up documents... 1) Your loved ones don't deserve a [...]

2019-03-19T13:27:05+00:00March 18th, 2019|Will writing|0 Comments

Lasting Powers of Attorney – For you or for your loved ones?

I often find that the importance of preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) is not lost on people, but the urgency certainly is. Most people think that preparing their Will is more important. Some even think it is a case of either making their Wills or preparing LPAs. The fact of the matter is [...]

2020-05-22T10:27:16+00:00January 18th, 2019|Lasting Power of Attorney|0 Comments

Ultimate list of Will writing mistakes to avoid

Errors and mistakes in your Will, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can make it void and invalid. If your Will is invalid, then there isn’t much point in having it in the first place. To make things worse, an invalid Will is found out when the Testator (the person who wrote the Will) [...]

2018-04-23T10:16:32+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Will writing|0 Comments

Strangest Wills – The Weird and the Wonderful

Don’t get me wrong, writing a Will to let loved ones know what your wishes are after you die is a serious matter. However, on a lighter note, I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the more stranger Wills that have gone down in history #1 – Harry Houdini Harry [...]

2018-04-23T10:16:24+00:00April 17th, 2018|Will writing|0 Comments

What rights does a Lasting Power of Attorney give you?

When someone (the Donor) creates a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) they are appointing someone they trust (the Attorney) to make decisions for them if they do not have the mental capacity to do  so. Under a LPA, Attorneys have the legal rights to make decisions for the Donor about finance, property, care and treatment. [...]

2018-04-16T09:56:33+00:00March 30th, 2018|Lasting Power of Attorney|0 Comments

How does a Lasting Power of Attorney work?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) gives you (the ‘Donor’) the opportunity to choose who would manage your affairs, such as health, welfare, property and finances, if you are unable to. For example, after a major accident or illness that resulted in you not having the mental capacity to do so (the ability to make [...]

2018-04-16T09:53:41+00:00March 26th, 2018|Lasting Power of Attorney|0 Comments

Can a Will beneficiary be an executor?

There is often this misconception that a Will beneficiary can’t be an executor and vice versa. A Will beneficiary can indeed be an executor and vice versa, however, bear in mind that he or she cannot witness as they will not be entitled to receive what has been left to them under the terms of [...]

2018-02-19T16:48:42+00:00February 26th, 2018|Will writing|0 Comments

Lasting Powers of Attorneys – Refund of Registration fees

If you prepared and registered your Lasting Powers of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017, then you should be able to claim a refund of up to £54 per Lasting Power of Attorney. This is in addition to interest at 0.5% since the date you paid. The Office of the Public Guardian [...]

2018-02-04T14:33:32+00:00February 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can having a Will avoid Probate?

The term ‘Probate’ can mean a number of things, but for the purposes of this article, I will take it to mean the process to apply for a Grant of Probate, the document required to deal with a deceased person’s assets. The quick and easy answer to whether having a Will can avoid the Probate [...]

2018-01-26T13:46:06+00:00January 18th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments