At Last Regulation In The Funeral Plan Market
This time last year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed its provisional conclusions about the funeral services sector. Their final report set out further detail on the remedies, which they saw were needed to support the industry, these being an obligation for all funeral directors and crematorium operators to disclose prices…Read More
Have You Kept Your New Year Resolution?
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…Read More
Aretha’s Handwritten Will Found?
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.…Read More
You’re The Executor So You’re Liable!
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…Read More
Are You In One Of The Fastest Growing Family Types In The UK?
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…Read More
Please Don’t Keep Me A Secret
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…Read More
Why Can’t I Keep It At Home?
This is a question I often get asked, after I’ve written someone’s Will. Your Will is one of the most important documents you will ever make and if you store your Will at home you are taking a real risk. You’ve written a Will to protect your family, your assets and to ensure you are no…Read More
Why the M-Word Is Important
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…Read More
Fancy Attending Your Own Funeral?
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…Read More
Don’t hand over your pension to the wrong person!
We are in the habit of updating our Will on a regular basis, such as though a marriage, divorce or the death of key people named in our Will. But how many of us fail to review to whom our pension or death in service benefits are going to go to. These are often set…Read More