Unmarried with children? Watch this video to understand the terminology surrounding the Rules of Intestacy when you are unmarried with children.
Married without children? Watch this video to understand the terminology surrounding the Rules of Intestacy when you are married without children.
Married with children? Watch this video to understand the terminology surrounding the Rules of Intestacy when you are married with children.
When thinking about a Will, Lasting Power of Attorney or Power of Attorney there are many terms which say seem confusing.
Your Will needs to set out what you want to happen to your worldly goods (‘your estate’) after you have died. But it also needs to mention several key people, and the terms used for those people can be confusing. Here, I set out the main roles of those who you will usually need to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
The simple answer to this is no. No one is too young for a Will. As soon as you own something, technically speaking you should have a Will in place to say who should inherit that after you die. I understand that when you are young, the last thing on your mind is writing a [...]