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New year and still no Will? Here is why you should make a Will in 2024...

New year and still no Will? Here is why you should make a Will in 2024...

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Have you been putting off making a Will, as it never seems like the right time or a priority? Here is...

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What to do if someone dies at Christmas?

What to do if someone dies at Christmas?

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Within a few days after a death, the first steps to take are as follows: Make sure that the home and...

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Reasons for challenging a will - Invalid execution

Reasons for challenging a will - Invalid execution

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One of the reasons for challenging a will is that it has not been validly executed. So, what are the...

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10 reasons to make Lasting Powers of Attorney

10 reasons to make Lasting Powers of Attorney

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) ensure you’re safe in the knowledge that if for any reason you become...

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Can handwritten, homemade Wills really be valid?

Can handwritten, homemade Wills really be valid?

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Two homemade Wills – one made in 2010, the other in 2014, were found hidden amongst ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha...

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You are obliged reasonably to provide for your dependants in your will – No more

You are obliged reasonably to provide for your dependants in your will – No more

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When making a will, it is vital to remember your obligations to family members and others who depend...

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Father who disinherited daughter lacked capacity to make a valid will

Father who disinherited daughter lacked capacity to make a valid will

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You are perfectly entitled to write your children or other close family members out of your will, but...

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When is a Grant of Probate required?

When is a Grant of Probate required?

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When a loved one passes away it can be very daunting knowing what the next steps are in dealing with...

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Make a will before time catches up with you…

Make a will before time catches up with you…

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It is a sad fact that many people lose their ability to make rational decisions in old age and that is...

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Lasting Power of Attorney – What should you consider when choosing who to appoint?

Lasting Power of Attorney – What should you consider when choosing who to appoint?

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An Attorney is the person who you appoint in your Lasting Power of Attorney (legal document) to make...

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High Court acts to rescue company after sole shareholder’s death

High Court acts to rescue company after sole shareholder’s death

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In an unusual High Court case, a farm contracting business was left rudderless by the demise of its founder....

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Invalid execution of a will

Invalid execution of a will

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One of the grounds for contesting a will is that it has not been validly executed in accordance with...

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