Have a look at our informative legal guides to help you feel prepared.
If you’ve got dependants and you’re looking for a way to ensure they’re looked after when you pass away, you’re probably considering a will – but would a trust be better for you?
Whilst DIYing your will can be a cheap option, many worry whether it will be legally binding – and what happens if you get something wrong.
A living will is an important part of end of life care, particularly if you have strong feelings about certain medical treatments. If you’d like to be refused certain procedures or medication for personal or religious reasons, creating a living will is empowering. It means you get to make decisions about your treatment even if you lose the ability to communicate them.
It's difficult to think about a time when you can no longer look after yourself. But it's important to plan for your future to make sure your loved ones have the legal capability to make the right decisions for you.
A grant of representation is a document needed to confirm you are the executor of someone’s will. This document gives you the right to apply and administer the Estate, this process is commonly known as probate.
We all know we need to make a will at some point, but many of us underestimate just how important it is, and what a difference it could make to our families.
We all know that writing a will is necessary – it’s the best way to allocate our estate, choose an executor, make any requests for funeral arrangements and leave something for our loved ones.
There are time limits to contesting a will, and these will depend on your reason for contesting. Whilst you may feel that a will is unfair, it is important to consider the ‘grounds’ for contesting, as it will have to fit within a certain sector to justify your decision.
Contesting a will can vary in price, mainly because some cases will take longer than others. Most solicitors will offer an hourly fee, but some will be able to reclaim the costs from the other side if successful.