November 12th, 2021

Contesting a Will Heppenstalls offer a Fixed Fee service for assessing the merits of contesting a Will. For a fixed fee of £1200 (including VAT), we’ll complete an in-depth assessment of your case, and advise you if you have grounds for a claim or not. There are several grounds for contesting a will including: Lack […]

February 12th, 2021

It is an all too familiar story of relatives being unable to see loved ones due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the UK. You may have seen the report in the news of the retired nurse who was arrested for taking her 97 year old mother, who was diagnosed with dementia, out of the […]

December 14th, 2020

Heppenstalls Solicitors have moved from their offices in Lymington High Street to our new offices with full disabled access and plenty of parking. Our New Milton office is remaining at 82 Station Road, New Milton. Our new address is Heppenstalls Solicitors Ltd, 49, South Efford House, Milford Road, Lymington. SO41 0JD. (We are just behind […]

September 3rd, 2019

Heppenstalls invite you, your friends and colleagues to pop in for our Coffee and Cake Morning at our office: 75 High Street, Lymington. 10.00-12.30 on 27 September 2019. Feel free to pass by and refuel at any time during the morning. Calories do not count on a Friday! Our baking staff are preparing an array of […]

June 27th, 2019

Real Life Problems and their solutions – altering a Will Mr B is 84 and his brother had recently passed away leaving everything to him. It was a sizeable inheritance. Mr B is widower with 2 adult children and several adult grandchildren and he himself had savings and property of considerable value. He was concerned […]

June 11th, 2019

Real life problems and their solution – uncivil siblings Mrs T came in to see us regarding obtaining a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). She wanted to get both the Property and Financial LPA and the Health and Welfare LPA. She understood that one allowed the Attorney/s to deal with finances and her property and […]

May 21st, 2019

Real life problems and the solutions – Is probate required ? Mrs D came in to see us as her husband had just passed away. In his Will he had left everything to her. Most of their assets were in joint names such as their main bank account, a shared savings account and their home. […]

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April 30th, 2019

Divorce proceedings and your Will If you have commenced divorce proceedings but not finalised them then your Will is still valid. However, your former spouse is treated as if they “died” on the day the decree absolute is granted by the Court. That means any gift in the Will falls back into the residue for […]

February 20th, 2019

Consideration of Pets in your Will We are a nation of pet lovers with approximately 12 million households having pets with 51 million pets owned. They are part of the family and very important to us, so it seems right we should give them some consideration when it comes to preparing our Wills. So what […]

February 7th, 2019

There are more than 6 million cohabiting couples in the UK and the number is rising. However, despite how common an occurrence it now is, problems can arise frequently for these couples upon death or separation. If you are co-habiting, you do not have the same rights as a married couple; and contrary to popular […]