Don’t go breaking my heart… or my Will

We’ve all heard the jokes that post lockdown and the coronavirus phase the rate of pregnancies and divorces are going to rise and although this is a bit tongue in cheek it’s also true that the pressure of households together 24/7 in these very unusual circumstances can put a strain on families. I thought, therefore, that was a good opportunity for me to highlight the effect that divorce will have on your Will. The most key thing to note is that as well as marriage invalidating a Will, divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership also has an effect
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Weird Wills and their legacies…

The purpose of a Will is to distribute your estate after your death according to your wishes so it’s an important thing to do to protect your loved ones. How you do this is entirely up to you and there are very few restrictions on what you can and cannot leave to friends or family. Here’s just some of the stranger Wills that have been written over the years. If you want to talk about your Will please get in touch using the contact details below.
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Addressing misconceptions about LPAs

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is only in force during your lifetime, it is a document which gives powers to your attorney(s) to make decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself.  There are two types of LPA although there is no obligation to create both: One that governs your property and financial affairs And another which deals with your health and welfare.  People tend to hold a lot of misconceptions about Lasting Powers of Attorney and this blog attempts to address some of the top ones.
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