Wills

17th April 2019

Making sure your pets are cared for after your death

There are an estimated 51 million pets in the UK, but only a small proportion of them are mentioned in their owner’s Will. In England and Wales, pets are considered to be the property of their owners and as such, can be left to someone in a Will. The RSPCA estimate that there are 12 […]

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10th April 2019

What happens when someone dies, and their Will can’t be found

If a Will has been mislaid or inadvertently destroyed, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Probate will not be granted. When someone dies, their executor is responsible for sending the Will to the Probate Registry. The Grant of Probate issued by the Registry is the document which gives the executor the authority to collect in the […]

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3rd April 2019

Why you should make a new Will when you get married

Not many people realise that when you get married, any Will you already have usually becomes invalid. The law states that marriage automatically voids a Will unless it specifically makes reference to the new marriage. This is called making a Will in contemplation of marriage, and the Will needs to specifically name your new spouse. […]

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1st April 2019

If you go down to the woods today…

E.L.M Legal Services Ltd (E.L.M), who offer professional Will writing and Estate Planning services, are the proud sponsors of a life-size painted bear sculpture set to go on display at Wild Place Project this spring. The bear will be part of a trail of 20 individually hand-painted 3D bears placed around the south Gloucestershire attraction, […]

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13th March 2019

A quarter of people don’t have details of their partner’s assets

Research carried out by Direct Line Group has found that 25% of people who are married or co-habiting don’t know where their partner’s money is. This could cause problems in the event that someone dies. If the extent and whereabouts of their assets isn’t known, the administration of their estate could be delayed for a […]

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