Does Your Will Need Updating?

Does Your Will Need Updating?

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Recent research has found that almost half of wills in the UK might be significantly out of date, meaning it’s more important than ever to ensure yours is updated and meets the needs of your current situation. A will that’s not updated could cause your loved one’s confusion after you pass away, and even result…
What should you consider when writing a will?

What Should You Consider When Writing a Will?

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When writing a will, it’s important to be confident that you’ve covered everything that you need to. To ensure your will covers everything you need, we would advise speaking with a professional to give you the peace of mind that your family and wishes will be taken care of in the event of your death.…
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What are the Next of Kin Rules in the UK?

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Many people in the UK might not realise this – but there’s actually no specific legal definition of “next of kin”, and the phrase is often used in different ways according to the context. While there are no specific laws in the UK that govern who you should name as your next of kin, there…
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Should You Update Your Will for the New Year?

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As we come to the end of another year, many of you may be looking ahead to the new year and wondering about whether changes to your circumstances might mean that you should update your will or look at your estate planning situation. In this article, we’re going to cover off 4 main areas for…
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Our Top 5 Estate Planning Fundamentals

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A lot of people might think that estate planning is an extremely complex process. While it certainly can be – we’d recommend always speaking to a professional! – the fundamentals of estate planning are fairly straightforward. Having a good grasp of these fundamental ideas will help you in your estate planning journey. Thinking about each…

Who Can Witness A Will In The UK?

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Often when people write a will they spend a lot of time considering who they would like to inherit their assets. It’s just as important, however, to make sure you are following the rules to ensure your will is legally valid. If you do pass away without a valid will your estate could end up…
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Are Wills Confidential?

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It might surprise you to learn that many wills are not kept confidential. We tend to think of wills as private documents, but the truth is that many of our wills are likely to end up as a matter of public record. However, there are a few things you can do to keep some privacy…
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What Not to Do When Planning Your Estate: 4 Common Mistakes

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When it comes to planning your estate, any mistakes can be costly and potentially cause upset at a really difficult time. The whole point of a proper estate plan is to make things as easy as possible for your family, taking as much stress out of the process of organising your affairs when you die…
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What are DIY wills and are they legally valid?

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Most people know they should have a will if they want their estate to be divvied out to the right people when they pass away. But, if you’re still not clued up on why a will is important, take a moment to read through our article; 5 very good reasons you need to write a…