Over the next four weeks will put out a very short videos, to suggest an alternative to losing weight, going to the gym, saving money or eating more healthily.  This is one New Year resolution that you do once and it lasts a lifetime! Video One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qIQwxnEfnY and the video link mentioned in it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyHVlGevSrY I…

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Aretha Franklin died on the 16th of August 2018 at the age of 76 after an ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer and at the time no Will could be found. Recent news reports have now revealed how a handwritten Will has been discovered under a sofa cushion in the Queen of Soul’s home in Detroit.…

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Make sure you’re up to date on the responsibilities that come with being an executor before you agree to take on the role.   In the 2018-2019 tax year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) opened a staggering 5,537 Inheritance Tax (IHT) investigations.  This represents a 3.4% increase in comparison to the previous 2017-2018 tax year. Staggeringly…

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If you are, it’s not an unusual arrangement as cohabiting unmarried couples are now the fastest-growing family type in the UK, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics). So, if you are in one of these arrangements and don’t have a Will be aware that your partner will get absolutely nothing when you die.  It…

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I have been writing Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for nearly 12 years and I am pleased to announce I have been accepted as a full member of the Society of Will Writers.  Having written your Will(s) you know that I spend whatever time is needed to fully explain your options.  I make the exercise…

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For many Will drafters like myself as well as solicitors, legal disputes over Wills are becoming a more common occurrence.   Intestacy (dying without a Will), poorly drafted Wills and inadequate planning are growing causes of family disputes, especially where step-families are involved. However, the fact that the beneficiaries are only known once a Will is…

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Why would anyone want to choose to hold their funeral while they’re alive?  Well believe it or not it’s becoming more and more popular! .A living funeral is where someone attends their own funeral before they die so that they may say goodbye to loved ones and celebrate their life and the end of it…

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Well after nearly a year since her death, when everyone thought Aretha Franklin was yet another superstar who’d died without making a Will, not one but three handwritten Wills have been found. Two handwritten wills from 2010 were found in a locked cabinet after a key was located, and another from 2014 was found in…

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