How does Marriage and Divorce affect a Will?

If you are one of the 46% of UK adults who has prepared a Will then congratulations – you’ve done the right thing.  But what will happen to your Will if you get married or divorced?  In this article we look at the impact and what steps you may need to take.  Wills after Marriage […]

Why you should implement a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We all know that we should write a will and most people will have already planned how their affairs should be dealt with following their death. Fewer people however will have considered implementing a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document […]

Is it time to change your Will?

Surveys show that less than 50% of the UK adult population have made a Will Will Survey. If you are in that wise minority then congratulations – you have already taken important steps to reduce the strain on your family at a difficult time and to leave your assets to the right people.  Of course, […]

Lasting Powers Of Attorney are gaining in popularity

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) are slowly becoming more popular in the UK, but there is still a long way to go.  Figures for the year to April 2018 show a record-breaking figure of 759,976 applications for LPAs.  This is a huge improvement over the […]

The Cost of Death Certificates nearly triples

The General Register Office (GRO) have introduced large increases in the cost of copies of birth, marriage and death records from 16th February 2019. Families registering a death will now be charged nearly triple the amount following the price increase.  Death certificates have risen from £4 each to £11 for each certificate (or £22 if […]

What is Grant of Probate?

When someone close to you dies you may have to tidy up their legal and financial affairs and distribute their assets to their heirs. To do this you will need to obtain Grant of Probate. What is Grant of Probate? In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is the process of getting legal authority to administer the estate of […]