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Don’t Delay Making a Will Until You Feel the Hand of Mortality Upon You
Far too many people put off making a will until ill-health strikes and reminds them of their mortality.…
Making a Will? This is Why You Should Appoint a Professional Executor
Family relationships can be red in tooth and claw and appointing relatives, rather than a professional, as executors…
‘Both’ or ‘Each’? – One Mistranscribed Word Triggers £6.4 Million Will Dispute
Will drafting is an exact science, requiring years of professional training, and a single mis-chosen or out-of-place word…
Wealthy Father Under No Obligation to Maintain His Healthy Adult Daughters
Parents generally owe no legal duty financially to maintain their adult children. That principle proved decisive in the…
Home-Made Wills are a Recipe for Family Rifts – High Court Cautionary Tale
Family relationships are often strained and, as a High Court case showed, executing a home-made will without the…
Making a Will? – Don’t Forget Those Entitled to Look to You for Support
When making your will, it is vital to remember those who have a right to look to you…
Distinguished Academic Pursued ‘False Case’ in £3 Million Will Dispute
Where large sums of money are involved, even the most highly respected people may be tempted to behave…
Are Your Sure it Makes Sense to Name a Loved One as Executor of Your Will?
Appointing a friend or family member as executor of your will puts them under legal and administrative burdens…
Trusts – Court Relieves Family of Severe Tax Consequences of Drafting Error
Trusts are delicate and often complex legal instruments and any flaws in the wording of documents relating to…
Retired Farmer ‘Lacked Knowledge and Approval’ of his Final Will
If you are of sound mind when you make your will, the law presumes that you both know…
This Is What Happens If You Wait Until Sickness Strikes Before Making a Will
Making a will when you are close to death and without professional assistance is an effective means of…
Missing Backpacker’s Tireless Mother Granted Declaration of Death
When people go missing and are not heard from for years, there has to be a point where…
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