Wills, Trust and Probate

New Year - New Will

Tuesday, 13 January 2015
According to a BBC article from 2011 more than two thirds of the UK population does not have a Will in place. However out of those people who do have a Will, how many have checked their Will recently to see if it still up to date? The beginning of a New Year is the perfect time to make a Will or review your existing Will. Why don't you make it your New Year Resolution…

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Friday, 10 October 2014
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document by which you appoint a person or persons of your choice to be your Attorney.   There are two types of LPA and you can decide to make one type or both. The LPA must be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before your Attorney can act under it.   The LPA for Property and Financial Affairs allows your Attorney to make decisions…

New intestacy rules

Thursday, 02 October 2014
On 1 October 2014 new intestacy rules came into force which change the way a person's estate is divided if they die without leaving a valid Will. If the deceased leaves a spouse or civil partner but no children the new rules state that the surviving spouse or civil partner will inherit the deceased's entire estate. If the deceased leaves a spouse or civil partner and children the surviving spouse or civil partner will receive…

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