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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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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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Bizarre Bequests Beyond The Grave
Bizarre Bequests Beyond The Grave

A Will is supposed to help surviving family and friends dispose of your estate after you’ve passed away. Many people use it as an opportunity to send a message from beyond the grave, either by punishing potential heirs with nothing or perhaps by giving away something fun or unusual to remember them by. Where there’s a Will, there’s a way,…

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