A message from our directors, urging customers to postpone any rearranging of estate plans based on manifesto promises ...
Legal challenges to Wills are on the up. Here's how to ensure your Single Will or Mirror Will cannot be challenged.
The benefits of making a Will are often known. Knowledge about the benefits of a LPA is less common. This post explains all you need to know.
If your estate has broken the £325,000 barrier you need to take the steps necessary to ensure your wealth can be passed onto your family.
Wise advice from Huffington Post on how to be fair when making a Will…
There’s a lots of stats and facts doing the round in the world of estate planning, Will writing and probate at the minute.
Last week retired senior Court of Protection Judge, Denzil Lush told Radio 4’s Today Programme that people should be more aware of the risks of LPAs
Earlier this year The Guardian reported on the danger of DIY Wills
Last week we shared our thoughts on how to get a conversation started with a loved one about the importance of making a Will. Here are some more ideas
Even if you are single, do not have children and do not own a house, writing a Will is still important. Here’s why …
How to write a Will that discretely excludes a family member and minimises the chances of that family member contesting your Will.
Writing a Will online is quick, easy and affordable and our online Will template guides you through every step, including how to choose your executor.
If you, like Prince, don't get round to writing a Will, the courts will decide who inherits your estate. Will it go to who you want it to?
Here are the 13 most dangerous misconceptions they most regularly come across …
Research reveals that 76% of the UK population has thought about getting a Will but not actually got around to doing so.
When you take out an Active Wills’ Will online, you are given the option to store it in our secure facility.
In this article, I explain in detail when and why a Mirror Will is not the right choice for a couple.
More and more people who take on the role of executor, perhaps motivated by a desire to protect their loved one’s peace of mind.
If any of these 7 things happen to you – you need to write or update your Will.
How to protect your children beyond making a Will ...
Inheritance Tax Relief (IHT) on Charitable Donations is predicted to reach a record £900 million next year. In this blog, we explain why.
Here are 5 reasons one client decided that dying without a Will (dying intestate) should not be an option for her family members…
Following last week’s words of warning from our directors regarding holding off making changes to your estate plans until after the elections.
Update on planned changes to probate fees ...
Last week was Dying Matters Awareness Week. Our consultants had lots #WhatCanYouDo conversations with clients.
Did you know that 61% of the UK population does not have a Will?
Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family, wealth & wishes, yet only 60% of the adult population in England.
We reported on similar concerns in the UK, expressed in The Guardian in our July post, The Danger of DIY Wills
FT journalist, Lucy Warwick-Ching traces steep rise in inheritance disputes back to a 2015 high court ruling.
Typically, people writing an online Will with us have a family member responsible for dealing with other family members, areas of sensitivity.
Our Will writing experts have summarised their reasons and added 10 more on why making a Charity Will online is the way to go …
Teressa McDonald, Head of Legal Services, begins to demystify emerging confusion around whether Mirror Wills are the right choice
How to ensure your civil partner or common law husband or wife benefits from your estate when you die …
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