Posts tagged “Wills”

Exploring your family history is an increasingly popular hobby in the UK. 
 
You can search for your ancestors on many different databases online from the comfort of your own home. 
 
Many people are fascinated by their family’s origins. You might find you’re descended from an historic figure or a rogue, but it’s quite exciting to know more. You might even find connections in other parts of the world. 
Just like a tree growing in a forest your family tree has important roots in the past for inheritance purposes.
More people are leaving donations to charities in their Wills
Donations to charity have increased by over 40% in the last decade according to recent figures from Remember A Charity
 
Even with cost of living increases, eight out of 10 said they were likely to leave a charitable legacy. Twice as many people said they were more likely to give than last year. Almost a third of UK donors aged over 40 say they have or intend to include a gift to charity in their Will. 
We’re all learning to use technology in our daily lives, from banking, reading the news or looking for a dinner recipe. Should we make our Wills online too? 
 
Here are some things you should know. 
Laptop with government website Wills page
Few people understand how and when a Will can be contested
According to a recent survey many of us, especially in younger age groups, don’t know when a Will can be contested
 
Almost nine out of 10 people aged 45 to 59 in the UK have only a basic understanding of contesting a Will. 
 
Just over half know the necessary grounds to contest a Will. Only around a third know the process has a time limit. 
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