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Charity Gifts in Wills: how and why…

By Andrii Romakh | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why gifts in wills are so super, and how to get further help and peer support. Legacies are the most cost effective way of raising money for charities.  For every £1 spent on fundraising for legacies, the payoff is better than any other channel, even fundraising for grants from trusts and foundations.  It is also […]

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Old age and capacity: how to protect your will from challenge

By Andrii Romakh | Sep 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Making a will is an important piece of life admin.  The only way to make sure your wishes are carried out when you die is to make a will. With a will you can: Ensure you look after your spouse and children; Leave a gift to people or charities closest to you, Ensure you split […]

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Where there’s no will – is there a way? What to do if an original will is lost or destroyed.

By Andrii Romakh | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

To carry out the wishes in a will you need to produce the original to the Probate Registry.  But: sometimes a will gets lost.  What happens if this has happened to a deceased loved one of yours?  Someone could have thrown it away in a big clear out. Destroyed in a fire. Hidden in such […]

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Home is where the heart is: wills for expats in the UK and abroad…

By Andrii Romakh | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are a citizen of the world you’ll have had the opportunity to sample different cultures, environments and languages.  You’ll also have dabbled in the legal systems: whether it be getting a property to live in, applying the local rules and conventions on the road or knowing what documents you really shouldn’t leave your […]

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Where there isn't a will, there's a war: the tragic case of John and Anne Scarle.

By Andrii Romakh | Jul 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this tragic case John Scarle and Anne Scarle were found dead from hypothermia by police in their home in 2016.  Police were alerted to their absence by neighbours and by the time they were found in their home they had been dead for some time (perhaps more than a week).  At the time of […]

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Where there isn’t a will, there’s a war: the tragic case of John and Anne Scarle.

By Andrii Romakh | Jul 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this tragic case John Scarle and Anne Scarle were found dead from hypothermia by police in their home in 2016.  Police were alerted to their absence by neighbours and by the time they were found in their home they had been dead for some time (perhaps more than a week).  At the time of […]

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Children and gifts in wills: 5 ways to get peace of mind.

By Andrii Romakh | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you’ve got kids there’s a LOT to do: keep them clean and healthy, keep them on the straight and narrow and preserve your own sanity.  The lure of life admin and paperwork may be very easy to resist compared to the new box set on Netflix when 9pm comes around and all is quiet […]

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Pets and Gifts in Wills.

By Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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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