Is there a reason I can’t write my own will?

Is there a reason I can’t write my own will?

The short answer to this question is, at least in England and Wales you can write your own Will. However there are many traps for the unsuspecting person, which could result in estate assets passing to persons not intended to receive them, either because key Will...
Why do I need to make a Will?

Why do I need to make a Will?

Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die – these things together are called your “estate”. If you don’t leave a will, the law of ‘intestacy’ decides how your estate is passed on –...
I am an executor – what do I have to do?

I am an executor – what do I have to do?

You may find yourself responsible for dealing with someone’s estate if they have chosen you as the Executor or joint Executor in their Will. Your role is one of trust and responsibility, as you are being asked to act as a personal representative to administer the...
Will I have to sell my home to pay for care home fees?

Will I have to sell my home to pay for care home fees?

The answer to this question is probably “YES” According to a recent YouGov poll almost half of middle-aged couples fear they will need to sell their home if they need to go into long term care, it is reported by the This is Money.co.uk financial website....