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31st October 2018

Rising Costs Mean You Must Get A Funeral Plan In Place

With funerals becoming increasingly expensive, investing in a pre-paid funeral plan is now more important than ever. Research shows that the cost of death is soaring. Today, it is estimated that the average funeral costs around £4,000. This represents a rise of 33 per cent in only two years. And, with funeral director costs and […]

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24th October 2018

Recent case shows what can happen if a Will is challenged

In a recent case, a son who claimed his mother’s partner was “just a lodger”, has been forced to pay more than half of his inheritance to him. This situation highlights how important it is to have a properly drafted Will in place. What happened in this case? In 2015, Sarah Campbell died unexpectedly at […]

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17th October 2018

Do you need Probate?

Probate is needed when sorting out a dead person’s affairs. However, in many cases, people aren’t sure what it is, how to get it, and if it is even necessary. Losing a loved one is a difficult time. And, for families faced with the daunting prospect of administering an estate, it can be even harder. […]

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10th October 2018

Britons unprepared for end of life

According to a recent report, millions of people are leaving vital decisions about their end of life care in the hands of strangers. A study by Solicitors for the Elderly and leading think-tank Centre for Future Studies warns that the UK is facing an incapacity crisis. Highlighting that a growing number of people are now […]

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4th October 2018

Aretha Franklin died without a Will

Despite her $80 million fortune, reports claim that Aretha Franklin died without a Will. Aretha Franklin, died earlier this month aged 76. The Queen of Soul left behind an estate estimated to be worth $80 million. But, in spite of her wealth, it is claimed that she did not leave a Will. Franklin had been […]

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