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Pets and Gifts in Wills.

By admin | Jun 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

So: you own a pet. What happens to your pet when you die? Well: hopefully he or she will live a long and happy life when you’ve gone.  Read on to see how you can make the best arrangements for him or her when you aren’t around.  If you make no other arrangements and don’t […]

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What happened when Lord Tarly tried to write Samwell out of his will…

By admin | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

People can get written out of wills for all sorts of reasons.  This post will look at some of the better and worse ways of doing it – using the example of the Game of Thrones Tarly family.  With a spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen the later series’ of GoT! The bombastic warlord […]

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Do you cohabit? Your key questions answered:

By admin | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Research now shows that cohabiting is the fastest growing family type in the UK (here).  It affords the companionship of official family structures (marriage/ civil partnership) and the bond is as strong as the love between the partners.  As Jodi Mitchell put it: “we don’t need no piece of paper from the city hall”. However […]

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Have you thought about these 5 reasons to update your will?

By admin | Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

We’ve researched the most common reasons people update their wills to mark the launch of our “Lifetime Updates” service.  You can update your will forever for just £10 per year. Top reasons are: 1. Marriage: It’s more than just “a piece of paper from the City Hall” as Jodi Mitchell puts it.  Marriage has wide […]

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Beat Brexit uncertainty. Make a will online.

By admin | Apr 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

There may be trouble ahead… Are you a UK citizen living in Europe, or an EU citizen with assets in the UK?  At the time of writing, nobody knows what’s going to happen post Brexit.  There are certain things that everyone should do though, Brexit or no Brexit. Ensure you have up-to-date insurance, keep an […]

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No Printer, No Problem: wills and old law in a modern era

By admin | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The problem We studied tech trends and access to legal services in the UK.  This article examines a task every adult should undertake: making a will.  The rise of the internet and legal tech has made it easier than ever to access legal services.  However, changing tech trends have it harder to get a “hard […]

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You’d be surprised at these 10 reasons why you should make a will in your 20s

By admin | Mar 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Younger people who are single, without children and do not consider themselves to be wealthy often think that there is no reason to make a will.  Wills do more than just divvy out your money and “stuff”.  Now it’s quicker, cheaper and easier than ever to make a will.  These 10 reasons why you should […]

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Do you need a new will when you separate from a partner?

By admin | Jan 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Short answer: probably Divorce or dissolution of civil partnership does not automatically revoke your will like getting married does. If you divorce or dissolve your civil partnership after your will is made, any reference to your former spouse or civil partner will be treated as if he or she had died on the day that […]

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Charities and fundraising for gifts in wills

By admin | Jul 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gifts in wills are a major source of funding for UK charities, with more than £2 billion passed on by donors each year. But there is a gap between the number of people who say that they would like to leave a legacy to a charity and the number of gifts actually given.  Almost a […]

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Legal Tech Experts Set New “Gold Standard” for Affordable Online Wills

By admin | Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than half of the adults in the UK don’t have a will: leading to family heartbreak, arguments, and extra costs. With new probate fees of up to £6,000 imminent in April 2019 estate planning has never been more important. Legal Tech firm Make a Will Online breaks down barriers for access to top quality […]

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