News & Resources
Many see the lasting powers of attorney and the last will and testament as two completely separate, unrelated documents.
On marriage. The wedding ceremony, grand or modest, marks the point in your relationship from which the best you can hope for is that one of you wakes up in the morning to find the other has died. So, would divorce invalidate your will? Does Divorce Invalidate Your...
There is no such thing as ‘common law wife’, especially when it comes to inheritance.
If your marriage is unfortunately coming to an end, for goodness sake, change your will… now.
On codicils. First, congratulations on writing your will. In the fullness of time you might need to update your will. There are good reasons you might want to change your will.You might have heard of codicils. It is a recognised means of changing a will. It is...
Partial intestacy, is accidental, the good news is that you can prevent it.
Sally wanted to talk about making inheritance tax children's gifts when I visited her to amend her will on the birth of her four-week-old grandson, Josh. She asked me if I had a pension. ‘Non-sequitur,’ I thought. It was her opening for a discussion on the...
You are forward thinking enough to not plan to die intestate. You understand the misery and mess that intestacy causes and you want to avoid that for your nearest and dearest. In for a penny, in for a pound – we should beware of accidental or partial intestacy. All...
Free wills month... sensible idea?My car is due for service in about four hundred miles. I make that about 4 weeks. I’ve a packed diary, my appointments are in cycling distance. I’ll tell the garage owner that rather than pay her [a most personable lady runs the...
Books & Publications
Especially with estate planning articles, life’s work is simple: to help you keep the fruit of your life’s work in your family forever. You’ve lots of estate planning articles in my book, Maximum Inheritance….
….is an easy-to-read collection of estate planning articles, of thumbnail sketches of cases – both those I’ve handled personally and those in the public domain.
Reading this book would put you in the driving seat in planning your inheritance. You would be well appraised of the points to be aware of and questions to ask when planning your inheritance
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