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 [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:23:02+01:00November 21st, 2019|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 |2021-01-12T15:11:34+00:00February 19th, 2019|Press, 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

Disability and Inheritance – Living with a Disabled Child

Living with a disabled child in the family is a challenge and parents find themselves facing difficult decisions all of the time. We receive enquiries from concerned parents on the subject of disability and inheritance and from experience, find that key areas, especially around how inheritance can affect disability benefits, crop up time and [...]

By |2018-04-26T15:55:50+01:00April 26th, 2018|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|0 Comments

Will and Estate Planning Checklist

Our Will and Estate Planning Checklist Well done! By finding this article you are taking the first steps to putting your family first after your passing. Thinking about what happens after death is not easy or comfortable for most of us, but by following our will and estate planning checklist, you will be [...]

By |2019-04-22T12:47:17+01:00April 4th, 2018|Later Life Planning, Will Writing|4 Comments
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