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The death of a loved one is always a difficult time. The situation can unfortunately be made even more stressful if it is discovered that the deceased’s last Will is not as family and friends may have expected. This is particularly so, if the Will does not reflect the deceased’s wishes as they had previously expressed them.
We are delighted to be taking part in Free Wills Month, supporting Tenovus Cancer Care (Wales’s leading Cancer charity).
If there’s any change in your circumstances, it’s always important to review your Will. This is especially the case for major life changes, such as marriage or divorce.
No matter how old you are, it is important to make a Will – and how we go about that process is equally so. Over the past few years, an increasing number of people have been opting for DIY Wills.
The legal implications of cohabitation have been making headlines again recently. There is still a belief by unmarried couples that they will get the same protection from the law as married couples do. This is sadly not the case.
The Statutory Legacy Sum increase came into force on 26th July. The Government has confirmed that the fixed net sum has increased from £270,000 to £322,000.
In your twenties or even thirties, making a Will isn’t necessarily a top priority. Many feel they’re too young, they don’t own enough, they don’t have any children yet or they can’t afford it.
Separation and divorce is an emotional time for everyone involved. Depending on your circumstances and key priorities, making changes to your Will might seem like the last thing on your mind. But none of us knows what the future holds, so it makes sense to protect the ones you love and want to care for with an up to date Will.
Perhaps you’ve been contemplating making a Will for a while, or you know you need to update an existing one! We’ve put together a step by step guide to explain the process, from describing what a Will is, to how much they cost and why we need one.
If you live with a partner but you’re not legally married. Here are four things you might like to consider to ensure you are protected.