One of the first people I had a 121 with when I first joined BNI Sterling was Angela Stokes from Angela Jane Will Writing. A lovely human being with fascinating pastimes ... 
The ownership of your home can affect who can inherit it when you die.
In a recent High Court case a widow was awarded £80,000 from her brother-in-law’s inheritance following a dispute over property ownership. Here’s what happened. 
 
Her husband has made a Will leaving his estate in full to her. However, after his death, there was a dispute concerning the family home that she had shared with him. The property was registered to her husband and his brother. It had been owned by their mother until she died in 2009, but it wasn’t clear whether the brothers held the property as joint tenants or as tenants-in-common
While most people in the UK believe their affairs are simple, their requirements are often quite complicated when it comes to their Will. 
 
According to recently published research online Will writing services often fail to consider things that can significantly affect the details of your Will such as marital status, children, assets, business and property ownership, overseas property investments and disinheritance. 
creating your Will on your laptop is easy but it might not be valid.
Even photo stored on your phone or in the cloud are digital assets
Social media and email accounts, cryptocurrencies, and photographs stored in the cloud are all digital assets
 
Although they are an important part of our lives, we probably haven’t given much thought to what will happen to them if we die or are unable to make decisions about them. 
 
Joint research by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Microsoft-funded Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London has looked at the practical issues surrounding digital assets for estate planning. 
In 2014 the Care Act introduced a ‘care cap’ of £72,000 on the total you would be liable to pay for your care costs. It came in to effect in April 2020
 
However, most people will have to spend much more before the cap is reached; often over £140,000. 
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