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5 Mistakes that prevent people from inheriting

What are the 5 most common mistakes that prevent families from inheriting?

 

Is it because no action has been taken, mistakes have been made, or is it because of changes in legislation? Not entirely...

Why you actually need a Will right now

Making a will ensures that those you would like to benefit actually do so.

For a small investment of time and money you can choose exactly what you want in your Will, protecting your loved ones...

Why a Power Of Attorney isn't just for the elderly

We all know we need a Will, but too few of us know we should also consider a Power of Attorney.

 

A POA isn’t just for the elderly. Even when young, we can find ourselves incapacitated...

Why you need a professional Trustee

Not choosing a Professional Trustee could mean that your intended Beneficiaries lose out!

 

Trustees play an important role in the management of Trust assets and can be held personally liable for any losses ...

Cohabiting : No law for common law

More and more people are choosing to live together rather than enter into either marriage or a civil partnership.

 

Sadly, they believe they will benefit from the same legal rights as those in legal unions...  

Need to apply for probate ? Get in line !

In the UK, the probate process is currently in disarray.

 

Although the probate fee hike has now been scrapped, a rush of probate applications has led to waiting times sky rocketing 13-14 weeks...

Duties and Responsibilities of an Executor

It might seem like an honour, but acting as an Executor is no mean feat!

 

The role is time-consuming and often stressful for those who may not fully understand what the job entails...

Are you prepared for life changing scenarios ?

Mental and physical incapacity can happen at any time,

 

You might think that a spouse or family member would gain control of your finances and wellbeing, but this isn’t the case…

What happens to my business once I’m gone ?

Everyone wants to ensure that their loved ones are provided for.

 

If you own a business, you NEED to make important decisions about what will happen to your business once you pass away or retire...

What happens ... when this
happens ?

Sadly in the UK 42% of marriages end in divorce.

 

You may have already planned who your beneficiaries will be, but this might not actually go to plan…

Have you protected your Business Assets ?

Have you completed a Company Will to deal with your business assets?

 

Do you know what happens if you’re involved in a Ltd Company with shareholders or in business with one, or more partners...

The importance of Parental Guardianship

Would you leave your child with a stranger? No? So why would you leave their future to chance?

 

if you  do not have a Will with an appointed Guardian, the future of your minor children will be left in the hands of the Family Courts…

We never thought this would happen to our family…

Writing a Will may not be at the top of your to do list, but it is extremely important to do so.

 

Fact of the matter is, if you have any kind of asset, writing a Will isn’t something that you should delay - no matter what age...

Could your family home be on a cliff edge ?

Long-term care is one possible life eventuality that can see you losing your home and wipe out your entire life savings!

 

Many of us hope to pass on a little something to our children, but this could all be a pipedream...

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