An up-to-date and validly executed Will is the only way you can determine how your wealth and assets are distributed when you are gone. However, surveys indicate that only around half of adults actually have a Will in place. If
The number of people enquiring about creating a Will has increased by 70 per cent since the UK began lockdown measures because of the coronavirus pandemic in March, according to research by the deVere Group.
The Government has indicated that it is considering reforms to probate legislation to accommodate the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak but has cautioned against any move to suspend the requirement for two independent witnesses, owing to the fraud risk.
There has been an increase in the number of people enquiring about making a Will since the UK’s Stay at Home measures were announced last month, limiting the circumstances in which any of us can leave our homes.
The current coronavirus outbreak is an obvious concern for many, and the unfortunate reality of the situation is that some of those people who will die as a result of the virus will not have made a Will.
Nearly half of homeowners in the UK do not have a valid Will, a major study has revealed.
The sister and niece of a childless widow, who died in March 2016, have won a legal battle after alleging that she was coerced into writing a new Will on her hospital bed.
Many couples who are planning a wedding in 2020 and beyond will be busy booking the venue, organising the photographer and perhaps even writing personalised vows to each other. But in the build up to the big day, one important
The Government has announced a £20,000 increase in the statutory legacy figure – the amount of an estate that will automatically be passed to a surviving spouse or civil partner where there is no valid Will in place and where
A 77-year-old man who was left out of his father’s £2.4 million Will because he was an “unwanted war baby” has been awarded a share of the estate by the High Court.