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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- Letter of wishes
The Letter of wishes complements your will and is where you list who gets those items of limited financial worth but of great sentimental value.
- No will? No way!
Have you really worked so hard, planned so carefully, invested so wisely, spent so diligently, or simply been lucky, just to have your wealth distributed by outdated rules?
- Why you should leave money to charity
If you give money to charity while you are alive, remember to leave a legacy to charity when you die.
- 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.
- Danger of dementia
Why you should put your affairs in order and plan for an appropriate funeral now because if dementia strikes, it will be too late...and a lot of things can go wrong.
- Legal jargon buster
It is important to know what the legal jargon means when dealing with making a will and probate. These definitions will help.
- Have the last laugh
While you should not use your will to settle old scores, you might want to consider how some well chosen phrases, and who gets your money, will give you the last laugh.