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. […]

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 […]

January 30th, 2019

DIY Probate Pitfalls In 2017 there were 95,000 applications for a Grant of Representation by individuals; that is for Probate where there is a Will, or Letters of Administration on intestacy or other reasons. This compares with 155,000 applications through a Solicitor or alternative business structures. The person taking the Grant is called “The Personal […]

January 29th, 2019

Second Marriages We know that circumstances around a second marriage are more complicated than the first. There are often children from a previous relationship to consider, as well as assets you have acquired during your first marriage – for example property, savings and a pension pot. Upon your second marriage you will need to create […]

January 17th, 2019

At the turn of the year The Will Writing Company of Nottingham withdrew its application to be registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the solicitors’ regulatory body. Although the company was one of the more successful will writing companies, lasting for some 28 years, it has now gone into insolvency. If your will was prepared […]