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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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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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