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

By Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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 Andrii Romakh | 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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