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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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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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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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How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly

How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly

The real reason that you are asking them such personal questions. Five talking points to focus a discussion around estate planning and power of attorney and make it practical not emotional. How to discuss estate planning with your parents painlessly About me and Paget Will Writing Ltd. I qualified as a solicitor in 1993. I worked in private practice for 20 years specialising in different areas of litigation. I ran contested estate disputes and...

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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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