Most people are aware of the importance of having a will professionally drawn, yet many simply do not get round to preparing and signing one. Without a will, those you’d wish to benefit upon your death may not have any entitlement. A will is vital to protect your loved ones and those you wish to … [Read more...] about Lasting Power of Attorney: What is it and why does it matter?
Wills and probate
We all know how important it is to make a Will, don’t we? After all, it’s the only way to ensure that what you leave behind goes to those you want. Making a Will also ensures that there is also no added stress for loved ones in what are already difficult times post-bereavement. Yet it seems that the … [Read more...] about Intestacy queries have increased dramatically over the last 5 years claims Age Concern
When can you challenge a Will? When do you, in the court’s opinion, have a valid to bring a case and challenge the express wishes of the bereaved? That was the question put before the courts in the recent case of Randall v Randall. The answer, according to the Court of Appeal’s latest decision, is … [Read more...] about Court of Appeal rules that a divorced partner can challenge his former mother-in- law’s Will
Do you really need to make a Will? The simple answer to that question is no, you don’t. If you die intestate the courts will make that decision for you. The only problem with that is your property and possessions might not be disbursed as you would have chosen had circumstances been different. So if … [Read more...] about 4 reasons why co-habiting couples need a properly drafted Will
Can you ever challenge a Will if you feel that you have been treated unfairly or unjustly? … [Read more...] about Wills: Woman rejected by mother claims £164,000 inheritance after Court of Appeal ruling
As counter-intuitive as it may seem, a large percentage of the adult population never considers making a Will. … [Read more...] about Will Home Wills Serve Your Family’s Best Interests?
Have you done the sensible thing and made a Will yet? … [Read more...] about Have You Done The Sensible Thing and Made A Will Yet?
What will your digital legacy be? It is something that few of us give much thought to, but lawyers are urging consumers to take action. … [Read more...] about Cyberwills: Protecting Digital Life After Death.
Harold Stock & Co. Solicitors would like to thank their Will Aid clients for their generous donations. They have led to the firm raising an amazing total of £1285 for the Will Aid charities during November’s Will Aid campaign. The firm volunteered their time and skills to write Wills for … [Read more...] about Will Aid Success.
Have you registered your will? We can now register your Will for you on the National Will Register - Certainty and if it was written with us prior to 27th January 2015 it’s FREE! After this date there may be a small registration charge. Why should I register my Will? If … [Read more...] about Are You On The National Will Register?
Does making a will appear on your "to do" list for 2015? If you do not currently have a will or there have been significant changes in your life since your current will was drafted, we urge you to consider making arrangements for a new will to be drafted. There really has never been a better … [Read more...] about New Year, New Will?
What’s the first thing you think about when planning your Will? At a guess we’d probably say it’s making sure that your property and assets go to those who you love and cherish the most. Most people who go to the trouble of writing a Will do so because they want to leave clear instructions about … [Read more...] about Dying In The Digital Age: The Law Society’s Advice On Digital Legacies.