Ten Most Important Things About Your Will

Video: Will Writing Tips - 10 Most Important Things Your Will Does In this Will writing tips video and post from Will and probate Services, we look at the ten most important things that you can do with your Will. Number one, your Will is obviously the document that directs who inherits [...]

By |2020-02-25T16:34:29+00:00February 25th, 2020|Will Writing|0 Comments

Changing Your Will After Divorce

We're going to talk about divorce and what effect that has on your Will. Unfortunately, half of marriages these days end in divorce. Quite often there's a valid Will in place, which leaves everything to your spouse who is now your former spouse. So a question I'm asked really regularly is what [...]

By |2020-02-25T16:36:20+00:00November 21st, 2019|Will Writing|0 Comments

What is a Disaster Clause in a Will?

Let's talk about about disasters. When you make a Will, you make it for a number of circumstances. If you're the first to die, quite often your wealth will go to your spouse or your partner, either directly or through some sort of Trust arrangement. If you're the second to die, your Will [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:17:32+00:00November 21st, 2019|Will Writing|0 Comments

Seeking Higher Standards

Director of Will and Probate Services, Nick Ash, has been invited to Chair the Professional Standards Board of the Society of Will Writers. When asked to comment on this new role, Nick said, ‘To be personally recommended by the Director General for this position is an honour, and I aim to continue to improve [...]

By |2019-09-17T10:16:46+01:00September 17th, 2019|News, Will Writing|0 Comments

Planning For the Family Home

In this post i'm talking about protecting your property as part of your overall estate planning.  For many people their family home is their most important asset that they want to see passed down the generations to their family. The family home is also the asset they'd hate to see lost to [...]

By |2019-11-21T11:05:48+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

Finalists in the National Paralegal Awards 2019

We have just been notified the we are Finalists in the National Paralegal Awards 2019. We have made the shortlist in two different categories – Will & Probate Services is nominated as Will Writing Organisation of the Year and our Managing Director Nick Ash is nominated as Paralegal of The Year. The annual [...]

By |2019-02-19T10:48:17+00:00February 19th, 2019|Will Writing|0 Comments

WAPS TV 5 – Wills for Unmarried Couples

Hello welcome to WAPS TV. My name is Nick Ash and today we're going to talk about Wills for unmarried couples. An interesting anomaly in the British legal system is that being married is still a huge tax advantage. If you're unmarried you cannot inherit off your partner unless you've got a [...]

By |2019-11-21T11:44:43+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Will Writing|0 Comments

WAPS TV 4 – Appointing Trustees

Most Wills will appoint executors which we covered in the last video (if you missed it go here), but executors will generally go on to become trustees.The role of a trustee is really to manage the money of your estate. If there are young children who are inheriting at 18 or older,  that [...]

By |2019-04-22T12:11:32+01:00November 27th, 2018|Later Life Planning, Probate, Will Writing|0 Comments

WAPS TV 2 – Testamentary Guardians for Children

The sad fact is most young people don't have a Will, and if you're young and with children it's really important you appoint guardians in case anything happens to you and your partner. A Will is the only legal document that allows you to appoint testamentary guardians for your children. What this means [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:26:34+00:00November 27th, 2018|Will Writing|0 Comments

WAPS TV 1 – Do I need to write a Will?

One of the most common questions i’m asked is ‘Do I have to make a Will’? Of course the answer is yes! Most people over the age of eighteen will own something that would need to be given to someone else when they died. Without a Will you are subject to something [...]

By |2018-11-27T15:59:54+00:00November 27th, 2018|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments