Using a stationery form to write your Will may seem like an inexpensive option. Our team regularly review handwritten Wills that contain minor (and major) errors that mean they are not valid or – worse still – don’t have the effect that the Will maker intended. Literally not worth the paper they’re written on.
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An out of date Will is the same (or perhaps worse) as having no Will.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…
Reviewing your Will at key times in your life is crucial and any amendments are made promptly as your circumstances change.