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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6th March 2019

Can a personal representative step down?

What happens if you’ve been appointed to act as the personal representative to a deceased’s estate but you don’t want to take on the role? Becoming the executor or administrator to an estate can be an onerous task. It involves collecting in the deceased’s assets, valuing them, arranging for sale or transfer, calculating tax liabilities, […]

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13th February 2019

How to leave money to a charity

Charities rely on legacies for much of their funding and it’s a good way to support causes that have helped us during our lifetimes, but which is the best way to leave money to them? Many charities receive a high proportion of their income from gifts given to them via Wills. Supporting those which are […]

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6th February 2019

The importance of a Will when you’re a single parent

It might be the last thing you want to think about as a single parent, but making sure you have a valid Will is essential. This is the document that will ensure your children will be looked after in the way you choose. Failing to make a Will means that your children could be subjected […]

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9th January 2019

The different uses of trusts within Wills

Using your Will to set up a trust allows you to set out exactly who you want to benefit from your assets and protect your money from being spent where you wouldn’t want. When leaving money or property in a Will, there is sometimes a risk that it may not end up where you meant […]

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