What is a Deed of Variation?

Experiencing the passing of a loved one can be a challenging time for all involved, especially upon the realisation that the Will does not equate to the recent wishes of the deceased before they had the time to make changes, or if you feel as though a friend or family member has been left out…

How long does Probate take?

Probate is often seen as a time consuming and complex legal process filled with stresses and worries for a certain length of time. This month, we address one of the main questions that are commonly asked, how long does the Probate process take? What is Probate and do I have to apply for it? When…

Writing a Will – what are the options?

Writing a clear, comprehensive and legally defined Will is a vital way of ensuring that your assets are passed on in accordance with your requests. But writing a Will is not something that you do every day and, at first, they can appear to be a daunting, time-consuming and could potentially become an expensive process.…

Digital assets

Over the last two decades, the deployment and storage of digital assets has grown exponentially. Information technology has extended into our everyday life and the use of digital assets has become so prevalent that they are often utilised on a subconscious level without great consideration to their location, access or monitoring.

Challenging a Will

Losing a loved one is always a painful and emotional experience. This is not helped if you find yourself having to deal with disagreements about the will of the deceased. However, these disputes can and do occur.

The impact of not having a Will

Over half of adults in the UK don’t have a will, meaning that each year, thousands of people leave it to the law to decide what should happen to their estate when they die. Perhaps you haven’t had the chance to think about how you want your estate to be divided, or how your family should be cared for. You might not have thought about how to make a will at all.