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Top reasons why people don’t make Wills – Part 2

Top reasons why people don’t make Wills – Part 2

I recently asked for feedback about why many people in the 25 to 40 age group don’t make Wills. This is the second blog in which I am going to demonstrate what can happen when someone doesn’t make a Will for the reasons set out in that feedback. (See the first blog here). Top reasons why People don’t make Wills Number Two: “I don’t have anything valuable enough to justify the cost of making a Will.” This blog deals with the situation where...

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Top reasons why people don’t make Wills

Top reasons why people don’t make Wills

I recently asked for feedback about why many people in the 25 to 40 age group don’t make Wills. I received some very helpful replies. This is the first in a series of blogs demonstrating why a Will is not a luxury but a necessity. In each blog, I am going to demonstrate what can happen when someone doesn’t make a Will for one of the reasons given in the feedback. The stories will scare you and I don’t apologise for that. Top reasons why People...

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Paget Will Writing – New Online ‘Do it Yourself’ Will Service.

Paget Will Writing  – New Online ‘Do it Yourself’ Will Service.

Making a Will is something that most of us don’t like to think about. It’s too stressful…I don’t have time..,.It’s too expensive,..I don’t own enough property or assets….It’s going to my family anyway, why bother? 70% of the UK population don’t have a Will and yet about 90% of people worry about passing their money, intact, to their children and grandchildren. Everyone over 18 should make a Will. If you have children under 18, own a house or...

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General Powers of Attorney in the lockdown

General Powers of Attorney  in the lockdown

Why you should consider having a GPA during the coronavirus lockdown If you are self-isolating or housebound but need someone to go out and about on your behalf to manage your property and affairs, a General Power of Attorney (GPA) could be a useful document to have in place. A GPA can be put in place much more quickly than a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).  This is because it doesn’t need to be registered with the Office of the Public...

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Getting organised during the lockdown

Getting organised during the lockdown

Most of us are stuck at home and it is a good time to get organised.  Here are some suggestions to get your legal and financial affairs in order. These tasks don’t have to be tackled in one go.  If you put these steps in place, you won’t have to think about them when this pandemic is over and you don’t have as much time on your hands: –   To help a family member, financial advisor, will draftsman or attorneys (if you have a Power of...

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Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement

During these uncertain times, I am receiving lots of enquiries about drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). We are all worried about our loved ones – parents and children alike.  I can help if you or your parents need to get Wills drafted, updated or if you or your parents need an LPA. Wills and LPAs have stringent signing and witnessing requirements. I need to be sure that a client has mental capacity. These...

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