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Wills and inheritance

Making sure the paperwork is in place

Legacies and wishes – common choices in wills today

If you’re planning to write a will, you may find it useful to know what other people have been deciding for their own planning purposes. Will Suite, a provider of software that helps professionals create legal documents, has analysed over 200,000 wills in England and Wales, to produce a report highlighting today’s trends. Who is […]

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Key Tips and Guidance for Helping Your Older Relatives Write a Will

Collaborative Post Talking about death is never an easy thing to do. It is an uncomfortable truth and one with which many of us never make proper peace. Unfortunately, though, there is a lot of administration that comes with the advent of one’s death – an administration that is best organised as soon as possible. […]

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11 Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Probate

Collaborative Post Before you get knee-deep into legal procedures, it is essential to be familiar with the legal terms. Following a person’s passing in the US, a specialised court governs the distribution of the deceased’s property through a legal procedure called probate. Usually, the court appoints a person to settle the debts and the remaining […]

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The importance of having an up-to-date Will

Once we finally get around to writing a Will, it’s very easy to put it in a drawer, marked ‘Job done’, and forget about it. Our expert guest blogger explains why that approach could mean problems later, and why it’s important to make sure a Will is current and clear.  The date of a Will, […]

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Why and When to Write People Out of Your Will

Collaborative Post Thinking about cutting someone out of your Will? Here are the reasons you might want to do so, and how you can do so effectively… When it comes to writing a Will, there’s plenty to consider, not least who you want to leave your estate to. That said, despite the expectation of who […]

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Top 5 Life Changes That Mean You Should Update Your Will

Collaborative Post Ensuring that you have a valid and comprehensive will in place in order to protect your loved ones’ interests in the future requires more than a single session with your solicitor. In reality – and unless every element of your life remains the same over the years – creating a will is a […]

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