The effect of Coronavirus on Will Signings

We have written blogs before about the importance of the Will writing process and the legalities involved. The process and the documents themselves are tied up in some pretty ancient legislation as they’re still based on the Wills Act of 1837, written in Queen Victoria’s reign and many of the elements were designed to protect people at a time of less efficient record keeping, lower levels of literacy, and less advanced technology. One of the elements of this process that is causing the most issues during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown is the need for two independent witnesses to be physically
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Why a Will? Easing the way for your loved ones after you’ve gone

Despite the fact that having a Will has a number of very clear benefits – not least of which is that you can choose what happens to your estate after you die – statistics still show that over half the UK population die without making a valid Will and approximately 5 million people don’t even know how to make one. Part of the reason for this is that a lot of people believe one thing: That if you die without making a Will, any assets you own (including property, money and any savings) will automatically go to their spouse and
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