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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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Do I need to make a will after getting married?

By admin | Dec 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Short answer: probably. Your legal status changes upon marriage and any existing will is automatically cancelled (or “revoked”) unless it specifically states otherwise. Most wills do not state otherwise, so you should be ready to make a new one as soon as possible after marrying or entering a civil partnership. The months before your wedding […]

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Reflections on the regulation of Will Writing in England and Wales

By admin | Aug 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have been following the news over the last couple of years, you may be aware that there has been a debate about whether the will writing industry should be regulated, how this regulation would look and whether solicitors actually offer a better service than other will writers. The process received attention after the […]

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I am about to get married, should I make a will?

By admin | Sep 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

You should make a will… but you need to make sure it will be valid once the ring is on your finger! This is because marriage automatically cancels any last will and testament unless that document specifies otherwise. Most wills do not specify otherwise. This means that you will become intestate upon marriage and your […]

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Leaving internet logins with your will

By admin | Jun 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

One thing you may want to consider when storing your will is the option of leaving your login details for online accounts in an informal letter that accompanies the will. It can be a messy and prolonged process for your family to gain access to any online accounts you hold, for example anything stored “in […]

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More than half of UK adults don’t have a will

By admin | May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Unsurprising news from this year’s Standard Life Wills and Trusts Research Report – only 37% of UK adults have a last will and testament. This sinks to around 10% of people aged 35 to 44 and well below ten percent of people under 35. This means that the majority of UK adults will have no say at all in […]

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What should I do once I have finished my will?

By admin | May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

At the end of the will writing process, after you make a secure payment via debit/credit card or PayPal, your will document is emailed to the email address you provided at the start of the will writing process. Along with the document, you will find comprehensive instructions for signing, witnessing and storing your will. The […]

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Does a married couple need two wills?

By admin | Apr 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

In almost all circumstances, a married couple should have two separate wills. There is the option of a “joint will” but in practise these are very rare and are treated as two separate wills by the courts anyway; the will is submitted for probate when the first testator dies and then again for each other […]

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