Wills and Planning for the Future

Why do so many people not have a Will?

Why do so many people not have a Will?

Why do 60% of adults not have a Will? More than half of the adult population of England and Wales do not have a will and have not made any provision for their ones in the event of their death, and a majority of those without a Will are over 55. Most of us know that...

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How to avoid a probate dispute

How to avoid a probate dispute

What is a probate dispute? Contentious probate refers to a dispute about how a person’s estate is managed, and who it is passed onto, after they’ve died. Resolving a probate dispute can be a costly and emotionally exhausting process, but the good news is that there...

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Inheritance advice for blended families

Inheritance advice for blended families

Why you should consider a Life Interest Trust Will If you live with your partner but have children from a previous relationship, would you want your them to be able to continue living in your home if you passed away and still ensure your children receive your share of...

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DIY wills explained

DIY wills explained

Do I need a lawyer to write my will? Having a valid will in place is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your loved ones in the event of your death, but with the cost of living crisis continuing to squeeze household finances it may be tempting to...

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Meet the Team: Karyna Squibb

Meet the Team: Karyna Squibb

“Don’t try and deal with legal issues yourself! And don’t believe everything you read on Google without checking with a legal professional.” Telephone: 01392 286774 Email: karyna.squibb@cartridgeslaw.co.uk Name: Karyna Squibb Job title: Associate Legal Executive and...

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Can I contest a will?

Can I contest a will?

Worried about a loved one’s will? If you’ve got concerns about how a loved one’s estate has been divided following their death, in certain circumstances you might be able to contest the will – a situation known as contentious probate. How can I contest a will? You...

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Meet the Team: Ros Davies

Meet the Team: Ros Davies

"Considering a career in law? Go for it!"Ros Davies - Private Client Practitioner Telephone: 01392 286772Email: ros.davies@cartridgeslaw.co.uk Name: Ros Davies Job title: Private Client Practitioner What does your job involve?Most days, you’ll find me preparing and...

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Business Wills: wills for small business owners

Business Wills: wills for small business owners

Including a business in your will Most people will be aware of the need to have a will for their personal affairs, but may not have thought about business wills. Business owners should give thought to their business assets at the same time as any personal matters....

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Succession planning for small businesses

Succession planning for small businesses

Small business succession planning Many small business owners only consider succession planning when they are approaching retirement, or have already made the decision to leave the business. But life is full of unexpected events, good and bad, and having a well...

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Who inherits if a loved one dies without a will?

Who inherits if a loved one dies without a will?

Who inherits if there is no will? It is estimated that as many as 30 million people across the UK do not have a will. Losing somebody close to you is a difficult enough time for anybody, but if that person dies without leaving a will, it can cause additional distress...

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What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax that sometimes has to be paid on a person's estate after they have died. Because talking about death is uncomfortable for many of us we don’t tend to dwell on it, but have you thought about what happens to your assets...

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