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When Should You Write A Will?
When Should You Write A Will?

Financial Peace Of Mind Through A Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many families and households across the UK in so many different ways. Some have sadly lost loved ones and others may have lost their livelihoods as a result of the financial impact of the pandemic. Whilst the 3rd UK national lockdown in England is about to ease, the…

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Safe Witnessing of Will Signatures
Safe Witnessing of Will Signatures

The unprecedented times we currently live in has resulted in a surge of demand for Will writing. Results suggest the increase being around 76% higher as people are determined to plan their future and finances. The news everyday gives numbers of people that have sadly died combined with people possibly having more time due to being at home has meant…

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The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh

Sir Ken Dodd had the last laugh over the taxman by marrying his partner of 40 years two days before his death. Anne Jones would have had to pay more than £2 m inheritance tax on his £7.2 m fortune. Doddy, who died in March 2018 aged 90, tied the knot with Anne Jones to stop her having to pay…

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What’s Your Financial Capability?
What’s Your Financial Capability?

How savvy are you with your money and your finances, have you a little jar that you put pound coins in or have you set up a savings account for that rainy day? According to a recent survey carried out by Money Advice Service, 203 Million of the UK Population don’t feel confident in managing money and over 54% have…

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Civil Partnership or Marriage?
Civil Partnership or Marriage?

Civil partnership or marriage? Mixed-sex couples now have the choice It’s now official – heterosexual couples in England and Wales can formalise their relationship with a civil partnership rather than marriage. Civil partnerships were first introduced through the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 and was only available to same-sex couples . As of the 31st of December 2019, mixed-sex couples have…

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Preparing For Death
Preparing For Death

Death is never a pleasant experience and can come as a shock at any time of life. On 27th January 2020, the sports world was in mourning as 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people sadly lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in California. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed…

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The Truth About Guardianship
The Truth About Guardianship

Sadly, every 22 minutes a parent in the UK dies, leaving dependent children. Statistics show that 1 in 20 children will have lost at least one parent by the age of 16. Guardianship is a common trigger for making a Will, with parents keen to ensure that arrangements are in place for their children, should something happen to them. Parental…

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When Do We Start Making a Will
When Do We Start Making a Will

Where do we start in making our last Will and Testament? We all know, we should have already completed the process of writing our final wishes down on paper so that in the event that we die suddenly or at the end of a long life, the people we love don’t have any problems with making our wishes happen. In…

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