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Should your 18 – 25-year-old children have Wills?

Should your 18 – 25-year-old children have Wills?

  Imagine this scenario: –   A husband and wife have been married for nearly 30 years.  Let’s call them Mike and Jane*. They are in their late 50s.  Their marriage seems to be rock solid. Mike works abroad a good deal.  He is frequently away for weeks at a time. Jane, an accountant by training, has been a home maker since the birth of their children.  She currently has a modestly paid, part-time job.  The couple are financially...

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Making a will won’t kill you!

Making a will won’t kill you!

“Making a will won’t kill you!” This is what I said to my Granny, who had a real superstition about it.  She genuinely believed that if she made a will, she would tempt Providence and instantly pass away. We had “the will” conversation at her 92nd birthday party. My mother had baked her one of those cakes in two separate tins shaped as a “9” and a “2”.  We iced it and presented it so that it read “29”, which made my grandmother very...

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What would happen to your children if you die?

What would happen to your children if you die?

Using your Will to safeguard your Minor Children after your death   Few people think about what would happen to their children if they, themselves, die young. It is morbid and can seem as if you are tempting fate.  Most of us feel indestructible between the ages of 20 and 45. There is always something more urgent to spend your money on than having a Will prepared. Typically your salary arrives in your account and goes straight out again to pay...

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