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When should you review your Will?

Wills are things that people take ages getting around to doing so why bother reviewing it? When Wills are written, a good Will Writer will do their best to future proof it. They do this for example by including any wedding plans or children even if they've not arrived yet. However, they’re not fortune tellers [...]

By |2017-05-19T16:12:58+01:00June 25th, 2015|Wills|0 Comments

Tweaking the Intestacy Laws

When a person dies without making a Will there is a legal “formula” which decides who gets what. Although I wasn't around at the time my understanding is that a number of Wills were collected and analysed to show what the “average” Will looked like. The 1925 Act was then written to reflect this “average” Will. That [...]

By |2017-05-19T16:12:58+01:00June 22nd, 2015|Wills|0 Comments

Who should I choose to write my Will?

Well there are a number of options some of which are Don’t write one! Buy a “write your own Will Pack” Do an online “write your own Will” Use a solicitor Or a specialist Will Writer So let’s go through them so you can at least make an informed decision Don’t write one! Pros No [...]

By |2018-09-22T17:57:28+01:00May 30th, 2015|Wills|0 Comments

Rik Mayall and the Deed of Variation of Intestacy

A few weeks ago it was announced that Rik Mayall had died without leaving a Will or intestate. Fifty six is really young to die but Heart Attacks are a real risk at that age. Who knows why he didn’t leave a Will given his near miss on a quad bike in 1998 especially as [...]

By |2017-05-19T16:12:59+01:00May 24th, 2015|Wills|0 Comments