Posts from November 2017

According to the Office for National Statistics, there is a steady rise in the number of deaths occurring during the winter months, with the majority of these being women and the elderly. 
Thought I would do a light heart-ed post for a change, Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney can be very deep and thought provoking, sometimes people even avoiding thinking about getting their affairs sorted purely as they refuse to think about the worst happening. 
So here are some interesting facts and nonsense and simply unbelievable things to do with Wills throughout history: 
If you have children below the age of 18 years, then there are some very good reasons why you should make a Will. 
any people with young children seem to think that it is not necessary to make a Will. 'We are Young ourselves' 'we don't own property' 'we have nothing'. To make your wishes known, if you have young children, then you should have a Will in place, stating who you you would want to care for and bring up your children should something happen to you. 
We are now in an era when anyone can come along and set themselves up as a Will Writer and no one blinks an eye, some even using a business name that suggests that they are a Legal Firm when they are not. Over the last few years I have come across several businesses that lead you to believe that they are a Legal Firm or a firm of Solicitors and there is not a Solicitor in sight. Then on top of that you have companies advertising cheap Wills and not disclosing that there are possible other charges up front, they wait until they are sat in your home and then give you the hard sell on all the extras, so what you thought was going to be a £40 Will ends up being closer to £1,000. 
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