Wills, Legal And Probate
Advice to guide you through the complicated legal issues you should consider when putting your affairs in order. Do it now so your loved ones don't face a worrying and costly mess.
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- Ten practical steps when someone dies
Ten tips on what to do when someone dies to get the probate process underway.
- Reasons to make a will
Do not leave your loved ones to sort out your affairs. By making a will, you decide what happens to your estate - money and possessions - after your death. Doing nothing is not an option. Do it now...
- Help with will writing
How to list the information your will writer will require when you want to write your will.
- Property Protection Trust
How a property protection trust can protect your property should you go into residential care
- Role and responsibilities of an executor
The role and responsibilities of the executor and administrator when you are putting your affairs in order, or if you are a close relative of a person who has just died.
- Intestacy and what it means
The effects of intestacy. These are the rules if you haven't written your will. So unless you are happy with them, write a will...and be in charge of what happens to your estate, who benefits and...
- Charity legacy considerations
Think hard before deciding on which charity to leave a legacy. Consider volunteering your time and expertise to smaller local charities.
- The will can be challenged
Do all you can to ensure your will is not challenged as it can have adverse and divisive effects on your loved ones.
- Keep your will up to date
Putting your affairs in order doesn't stop with writing a will. Indeed, it should include updating your will at regular periods or when your circumstances change.
- Setting up a trust for a disabled loved one
Why you should consider setting up a trust fund to give financial support to a disabled loved one after your death.