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Wills and Probate

Chris GermaineWed, 03/14/2018 - 12:19

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Where you have left a valid will, that document determines what happens to your property once you pass away. Unfortunately, many people leave it to chance be it either not updating a previous will, relying upon a foreign will, or not preparing a will at all. You might think that where there is no will and you die that your property will automatically pass to your widow or widower. This is only partly true as there are detailed rules about who gets what property (as in what value of property) and the order in which close family members inherit.
OptimalSolicitorsWed, 03/14/2018 - 09:39

Writing a Will

The one thing all humans have in common is that one day they will pass away. This is for all of us as inevitable as day follows night. Most of us do not like to dwell upon our own mortality and do not therefore plan ahead to ensure that their loved ones are properly cared for after we have passed. At the last count more than 60% of the UK population did not have a will. Of the 40% who did, subsequent changes since the will was written, and perhaps a badly written will mean that although some thought has been given, the real effect will not be given upon death.
OptimalSolicitors Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:33

How to change an adult or child name in the UK

How to change an adult or child name in the UK. In the modern culture that we live in today where personal relationships are more fluid, it is becoming more frequent for people to request a name change for themselves or their child. This can happen because parents have separated and the mother no longer wants the child to have the fathers name or vice versa. It may be because a couple have started a relationship and want the children to share the same family name.