Drafting your own Will

Please be careful when you draft your own Will because it has to meet criteria set by the Law for it to be valid. For example, It must be signed by you while both your witnesses are present at the same time. If the formalities are not followed then the person is treated as if
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Wills, Intestacy and Probate

If your loved one does not leave a Will, then government rules dictate how their money, property or possessions will be distributed. This may not be what he or she wished.   Unmarried couples and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless they have a Will.   If
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Lasting Powers of Attorney

Just as Wills are important, so are Lasting Powers of Attorney. They help your loved ones help you in your hour of need. There are two types, a Financial decisions Lasting Power of Attorney and a Health and Welfare decisions Lasting Power of Attorney. Your loved ones can use them, for example if you have
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Do I require a Will and if so what type

Your personal circumstances determine the kind of Will you need. If you have assets valued at £5000 or under, then you will probably require a simple Will. If your assets are over £5000, your beneficiaries will require a Grant of Probate to administer your estate. For example, a bank will require that document before they
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March Update

After taking into account the budget in March 2016, it is now more important than ever to ensure that your family is protected by having a Will. This is especially so if you are not married because inheritance tax may be payable on the first death. When making a Will, ensure that you choose some
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