• Wills

    My partner will get everything anyway – I think…

    This has to be one of the most common myths that I see as a Will Writer. “My partner will get everything any, I don’t need to write a will”. In this case, I always ask whether they are married and typically get the answer “no, but we live together and share everything”…   When we investigate what this means and apply the law as it stands we often see a situation like this:   Under the laws of intestacy, unmarried partners won’t inherit. If you own your home in your sole name and you pass away without a Will, then your live in partner won’t automatically inherit your home.…

  • Wills

    Common Myths about Wills

    Having practised in private client for so long I’ve heard just about every excuse and reason why people don’t need or haven’t got a Will. Here are some of the most common and frustrating myths.   I don’t need a Will – My partner will get everything… Not True. If you don’t have Will your estate Will pass in accordance with the rules of intestacy. Under these rules, the first £270k will pass to your spouse or civil partner after which any surviving children will benefit in conjunction with your spouse. Other friends and family are likely to receive nothing so it’s best to write a Will to ensure your…

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