Blog posts categorised: Wills, probate and life planning

The Season of Goodwill

The Season of Goodwill

How to Gift it: Charities and Wills There are many very good reasons for writing wills – making things easier for your family, ensuring your assets are split according to your wishes and appointing competent executors are just some good reasons. Another...
DIY Probate- The pitfalls

DIY Probate- The pitfalls

Routes to applying In the modern age it seems everyone has a smartphone and we spend an increasing amount of time on line looking at social media, shopping following the news and keeping in touch. Access to the internet is changing the way we all shop and buy...
Can my children contest my will?

Can my children contest my will?

Leaving unequal shares of your estate to your children may sound like a good idea, where one, for example, may have higher earnings or a more comfortable financial state. However, the repercussions that may arise following your passing could cause greater harm than...

Probate changes cause big delays

The winds of change have been blowing through the corridors of the probate world recently and the dust has still to settle. The government is set on modernising the probate process but so far the result is that probate applications are facing big delays. The main...
Death and the Digital

Death and the Digital

The recent case of Rachel Thompson has once again emphasised the importance of making a will and keeping it up to date. Mrs Thompson’s husband sadly died without having made a will aged only 39. She wanted her daughter Matilda to be able to look at his digital assets,...
Creating A Will: Just Do It!

Creating A Will: Just Do It!

Statistics show well over half (60%) of UK adults do not have a Will. Putting a Will in place is not something which many consider to be at the top of their to-do list.  However, it is essential that even from the age of 18 your wishes are clearly set out in the event...