With every new client meeting, there’s a moment of wishful thinking. The question, “Do you have any property outside of England and Wales?” is often met with a response of “I wish!” but often with a positive statement that leads to a discussion about overseas assets. If you have overseas property, this article is for you.
Many people don’t make a Will because they don’t want to consider the awful possibility of not being there for their children. As with all things in life, failing to plan doesn’t stop bad things from happening. Appointing a guardian will avoid making a distressing situation, however unlikely, less painful for your children.
One critical need often overlooked by directors is the impact of long-term illness or a serious accident. A Business Lasting Power of Attorney is essential if you’re a pragmatic realist, a planner, a forward thinker. We hope you never need to use it, just like your PI insurance and your critical illness cover.
If you have been named as the Executor of someone’s Will, you may decide not to take on the role. If you do decide to act as an Executor, you have certain legal responsibilities and duties.
Interesting blogs from the estate planning industry – A collation of blogs and articles we believe our clients would be most interested in, all in one place, for easy access. Topics include modern ways to scatter ashes, tax issues, legal updates and more…
Digital assets are often overlooked when making a Will, unless someone prompts you to think about them. Some digital assets have a monetary value. Others don’t, but may have sentimental value – family photos for example.
Estate Planning Consultant, Lisa Carr, offers practical advice for avoiding a legal claim where family members have fallen out and are excluded as a beneficiary.
An out of date Will is the same (or perhaps worse) as having no Will. The climbing COVID numbers have been a wake-up call for many people. Calls and emails from local people concerned about getting COVID-19 and not having an up-to-date will and powers of attorney in place have doubled since March 2020. People…
We are proud to have Mary Hemingway join Carisma Wills Limited as an IPW – Institute of Professional Willwriters Associate in the Scottish Borders region.
Are you one of the 40% of parents who have peace of mind? Or have you and your partner been thinking of making Wills for a long while and failed every attempt to do so? Perhaps you’ve considered writing your own using a stationery form rather than seeking legal advice from a solicitor? Are the…