What is probate?

What is probate?

Probate legalises the process of passing money, property and possessions (your estate) to named beneficiaries or next of kin when you die. Even if you are married or in a civil partnership, your spouse or partner cannot immediately manage your estate without securing...
What happens if I die without a Will?

What happens if I die without a Will?

In a recent article on Will writing, we highlighted ‘not understanding what happens when someone dies without a Will’ in our 6 top reasons why people fail to make a Will. There is a common belief that a surviving spouse in marriage or partner in a civil relationship...
What you need to know about will writing

What you need to know about will writing

According to research carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support, nearly two-thirds of UK adults (around 31 million people) have not made a Will. People do not make a Will or put off making one until it is too late because the risks are not understood — or they believe...
What no one tells you about the importance of guardianship

What no one tells you about the importance of guardianship

Nobody knows what the future holds. Yet most of us think about the importance of writing a will much later than we should. We tend to think a will protects the needs of a spouse or partner, but few of us consider the impact an untimely death can have on our children....
Christmas Gift Guide for Savvy Parents and Grandparents

Christmas Gift Guide for Savvy Parents and Grandparents

It won’t be long before Christmas is upon us once more. You may already know your plans for the festive break, but have you had a think about what you’ll give your children this year – and your grandchildren if you have them? Why not take advantage of your annual...
Making a Will: A Young Parents’ Guide

Making a Will: A Young Parents’ Guide

There are few more distressing thoughts than the prospect of leaving your children parentless. Sometimes it can feel easier to sweep such upsetting scenarios under the carpet, so it’s no wonder that scores of young parents in the UK simply aren’t making a will. In...