There are various ways in which you can own your home. These are: SolelyJointly – as joint tenantsJointly – as tenants in common If you own your property as joint tenants, this means that upon your death, your share in the property will automatically pass to the surviving joint owner. … [Read more...] about How do I protect my home in my Will? What can I do about care home fees?
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Clients often ask what they need to consider prior to a Will appointment. Here is a guide to help you prepare: Executors: Who do you want to carry out your wishes? We would suggest you name at least two people you trust, just in case one person is unable or no longer willing to act as your … [Read more...] about Wills – what to think about before an appointment
Our specialist Wills and Probate team have always taken instructions from clients wishing to make a Will or make amendments to their Will via telephone, video calling and email and during lockdown is no different. However, a key factor in making a valid Will is how the Will is ‘executed’. In other … [Read more...] about Can I make a Will during lockdown?
Make an appointment with us to have your Will professionally drafted during the week of 12th - 16th November 2018 and instead of taking our usual fee for this service, all we ask is that you make a donation to The Anthony Seddon Fund. Suggested donations are £95 for a basic* single Will and £150 for … [Read more...] about The Anthony Seddon Fund Will Week 12th – 16th November 2018
November is Will Aid month and Francesca Rigby from our Stockport office will be taking part this year. Will Aid is an annual fundraising event involving 9 of the UK's leading charities. With the support of the legal profession, donating their time and skill, people are encouraged to have a will … [Read more...] about Will Aid 2018
Harold Stock & Co are delighted to welcome Francesca Rigby into their successful Private Client team. Francesca will be based in the firm's Stockport office. Francesca studied Criminology and Social Policy at Manchester University and then went on to study at BPP Law School achieving … [Read more...] about Private Client team boosted by new recruit
Last month, the UK said goodbye to a national treasure, as singer and comedian Ken Dodd passed away after a severe chest infection. Two days before his passing, however, he and his partner of forty years, Anne Jones, decided to marry. It has been said that Dodd has “had the last laugh” as doing so … [Read more...] about How Ken Dodd Avoided Inheritance Tax
Darren McGuinness, Solicitor at Harold Stock & Co, tackles the issue of wills, whether you can write your own will and, if you do, whether it is legally valid. One of the most important issues we help people with is forward planning – in some cases very far forward planning! Because there is … [Read more...] about Can you make your own will? More to the point, should you make your own will?
A couple of years ago and before my time, we ran an advertising campaign to coincide with Valentine's Day. You could say this campaign was a success although not necessarily for the right reasons! It has since appeared on a number of lists of the most un-romantic gestures on Ladbible, … [Read more...] about Our claim to fame…
If you’re considering making a Will in order to safeguard and guarantee your family’s long-term future, who’s the best person to consult? The answer is a solicitor. We would say that, wouldn’t we? Yet, this is not a recommendation we’re making for ourselves: this is a recommendation based on a … [Read more...] about The majority of the public still trust solicitors when it comes to Will writing claims Will Aid
Congratulations to Ivana Bailey who has today qualified as a Solicitor. Ivana's journey to qualification has been slightly longer than others as she took some time out during her training contract to have her beautiful little boy. The final part of Ivana's training contract has been … [Read more...] about Ivana Bailey qualifies as a Solicitor
Why leave things to chance? If you do not currently have a will or yours is out of date, this is exactly what you are doing. It is especially important to make a will if you have children, own property, have savings, or are a business owner. Once you have made a will, it is important … [Read more...] about Make a Will for Charity