We are often asked about making claims on an estate. Clients making a Will often ask about the consequences of leaving a beneficiary out of a Will. Clients who believe they should have been included in the division from someone’s Will consult us about what they can do. Executors administering estates in which a family…

We are often asked about making claims on an estate. Here are some of the frequently asked questions: I have been estranged from my son for years, can I leave him out of my Will? Yes. You have the freedom to put what you want in your Will. You can select which beneficiaries are to…

We are often asked about making claims on an estate. Clients making a Will often ask about the consequences of leaving a beneficiary out of a Will. Clients who believe they should have been included in the division from someone’s Will consult us about what they can do. Executors administering estates in which a family…

I think my brother is withdrawing cash from my mum’s bank account and using it for himself. My uncle has suddenly become withdrawn, depressed, angry and does not want to engage in social activities like he used to. My elderly neighbour mentioned something about being forced to sell the house. Elder abuse has become a…

I think my brother is withdrawing cash from my mum’s bank account and using it for himself. My uncle has suddenly become withdrawn, depressed, angry and does not want to engage in social activities like he used to. My elderly neighbour mentioned something about being forced to sell the hous Elder abuse has become a…

An Advance Care Directive (ACD) is a statement of your wishes and values which need to be considered before medical treatment decisions are made on you behalf, here are some frequently asked questions: What kind of things can be written into my Advance Care Directive? All sorts of things! Your beliefs and values (I value…

When meeting with clients for their testamentary affairs, we often end up talking about what is to happen if they become ill or have an accident and discuss Advance Care Directives, sometimes called Living Wills; here are some frequently asked questions: Advanced Care Directives, What are they? Sometimes called a ‘living will’ (but not to…

We are often asked questions about Wills, here are some of those frequently asked questions: Should I talk with my executor about my Will? It is sensible to let your executor(s) know that you have appointed them. It lets them know where your most recent original Will is held so they know which firm of…

We are often asked questions about Wills, here are some of those frequently asked questions: Do I need to use a solicitor to make a Will? Will kits, what’s wrong with them, they are cheaper than solicitors, aren’t they? Will kits or homemade DIY Wills can seem an easier and cheaper way of getting your…

We often asked questions about Wills, here are some of those frequently asked questions: I’m not rich, do I really need a Will? Wills aren’t just for people who own property or have lots of money. Having a Will gives clear direction from you about what you want to happen to your property when you…