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Any stepchildren will not automatically inherit assets from a person’s estateunlike natural, adopted or even illegitimat...
23/12/2020

Any stepchildren will not automatically inherit assets from a person’s estate
unlike natural, adopted or even illegitimate children, stepchildren have no immediate inheritance rights to their stepfather or mother’s assets unless they are specified in a Will.
Get in contact to see how soon we can get this sorted for you. Safeguard Wills

What happens if I don’t make a Will?If you don’t make a Will, you will die ‘intestate’ and your estate may not go to the...
21/12/2020

What happens if I don’t make a Will?
If you don’t make a Will, you will die ‘intestate’ and your estate may not go to the people you want. There are special rules for how your estate will be distributed these are called intestacy rules.
• If you have a spouse or civil partner and children, your spouse or civil partner will inherit all your personal possessions and at least the first £250,000 of your estate, plus half the rest. Your children will then be entitled to the other half of the balance.
• If you have a spouse or civil partner but don’t have children your spouse or civil partner will inherit your whole estate, including your personal possessions.
• If you and your partner aren’t married or in a civil partnership and you haven’t made a Will, they have no automatic right to inherit from your estate. This applies even if you've lived together for a long time or have children together.
• If you have children and your spouse or partner is deceased your children will inherit everything, divided equally between them.
• If you don’t have a partner or children then parents, brothers, sisters, and nieces and nephews may inherit your estate.

Get in contact today with Safeguard Wills to make sure your Will is written properly and valid.

Although frontman of Nirvana Kurt Cobain did leave a Will when he died April 1994 his entertainment lawyer Rosemary Carr...
17/12/2020

Although frontman of Nirvana Kurt Cobain did leave a Will when he died April 1994 his entertainment lawyer Rosemary Carroll, has stated that prior to his death Cobain wanted Courtney Love removed from his Will. He informed Carroll that he planned to divorce her. This and other legal issues relating to Nirvana have led to legal battles between Love and Cobain’s Nirvana bandmates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

Make sure you are in control of all of the below contact Safeguard Wills today.
14/12/2020

Make sure you are in control of all of the below contact Safeguard Wills today.

You should make sure that it’s very clear what you want to happen to your whole estate. • Who you want to benefit from y...
09/12/2020

You should make sure that it’s very clear what you want to happen to your whole estate.
• Who you want to benefit from you Will.
• Whether you wish to give any specific gifts to particular people.
• Where you want any property or money left over to go (after paying funeral and administrative expenses, legacies and taxes).
• What you want to happen if any of your beneficiaries should die before you.
Get in touch today to see how Safeguard Wills can help ensure your wishes are carried out.

You should make sure that it’s very clear what you want to happen to your whole estate. • Who you want to benefit from y...
07/12/2020

You should make sure that it’s very clear what you want to happen to your whole estate.
• Who you want to benefit from you Will.
• Whether you wish to give any specific gifts to particular people.
• Where you want any property or money left over to go (after paying funeral and administrative expenses, legacies and taxes).
• What you want to happen if any of your beneficiaries should die before you.
Get in touch today to see how Safeguard Wills can help ensure your wishes are carried out

There are different types of Wills, including single Wills, ‘mirror’ versions for couples with the same or similar wishe...
04/12/2020

There are different types of Wills, including single Wills, ‘mirror’ versions for couples with the same or similar wishes, and trusts, where wealth is managed by individuals on behalf of a beneficiary. This could be a better way to provide for children or for relatives with mental disabilities for example. Having the wrong type of Will could have repercussions on what happens to your estate and how it is divided when you die.
Make sure you have the right Will in place for you. Safeguard Wills can arrange this for you, contact us today.

When the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso died in April 1973, he left no Will. His heirs that comprised of wives, mistresse...
02/12/2020

When the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso died in April 1973, he left no Will. His heirs that comprised of wives, mistresses, legitimate children, and illegitimate children were left to try and figure things out in the court system. His son Claude Picasso was given the job and is currently the legal administrator of Picasso’s estate.

What happens to my estate if I am divorced but my ex is in my Will?If you get divorced, your existing Will from the marr...
30/11/2020

What happens to my estate if I am divorced but my ex is in my Will?

If you get divorced, your existing Will from the marriage remains valid, but your ex-spouse is now treated as though they were dead. This means some of your estate could fall under the 'rules of intestacy', which come into effect if someone has died without leaving a Will in place.

Make sure you Will is up to date contact Safeguard Wills we would be happy to help.

Partners living together, who are not married or in a civil partnership won’t inherit each othersestate or belongings wi...
25/11/2020

Partners living together, who are not married or in a civil partnership won’t inherit each others
estate or belongings without a Will under the rules of intestacy.

Your partner may be able to (through court proceedings), contest against those who have inherited the estate. This is likely to be against family members and is generally more difficult and costly.

Safeguard Wills can help write you Will so all your wishes are met whatever your personal circumstances might be.

A Will is the only way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the p...
23/11/2020

A Will is the only way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes you care about.
Get in contact with Safeguard Wills today to see how we can help.

Having a Will in place can make sure your pets go to someone you know can look after them if you were to die. You can al...
20/11/2020

Having a Will in place can make sure your pets go to someone you know can look after them if you were to die. You can also leave money for your pets to be looked after. Safeguard Wills can put this into place for you.

Executors are the people who deal with distributing your estate after you've died. Being an executor can involve a lot o...
18/11/2020

Executors are the people who deal with distributing your estate after you've died. Being an executor can involve a lot of work and responsibility, so consider the people you appoint carefully.
For more information, get in touch and see how we can help Safeguard Wills

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, left no Will when she died in August 2018. According to American newspapers her four...
16/11/2020

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, left no Will when she died in August 2018. According to American newspapers her four sons filed a document at the Oakland Country Probate Court, calling themselves interested parties concerning her massive estate. Her decision to leave no Will may have song collaborator or distant relatives fighting for a piece of her estate.

When was the last time you checked your Will?Make sure you review and update your Will every 3-5 years or when your circ...
12/11/2020

When was the last time you checked your Will?
Make sure you review and update your Will every 3-5 years or when your circumstances change such as a new child, grandchild or moving house. Never make alterations to the original document.
If you are making a minor amendment to your Will, you can add a supplement, known as a codicil. This must be signed and witnessed in the same way as the Will, although the witnesses don’t have to be the same as the original ones.
If anything substantial needs to be changed, you should make a new Will and cancel your old one.
Is your Will up to date? Safeguard Willslls can help get in contact today.

Simple seven Steps to writing your Will.1) Value your estate. Note any dependents who will need to be looked after.2) De...
09/11/2020

Simple seven Steps to writing your Will.
1) Value your estate. Note any dependents who will need to be looked after.
2) Decide how you want to divide your estate.
3) You may decide to leave a donation to a charity.
4) Choose your executors.
5) Write your will and ensure it is valid.
6) Get you Will signed and witnessed correct.
7) Store your will safely and let those included in it know where.
Safeguard Wills can assist with all the above. Get in touch to see how we can help.

Contact Safeguard Wills to make sure you have a say in who looks after your children if you was to die.
05/11/2020

Contact Safeguard Wills to make sure you have a say in who looks after your children if you was to die.

Legendary singer and songwriter Barry White didn’t have a Will he died in 2003 after experiencing kidney failure.His sec...
03/11/2020

Legendary singer and songwriter Barry White didn’t have a Will he died in 2003 after experiencing kidney failure.
His second wife was allowed to take over his estate, even though White and his wife had been separated years before he died. Things started to get complicated when White’s girlfriend wanted to continue living the lavish lifestyle she shared with White while he was still alive. The two had a house together in Los Angeles where they lived with their daughter Barianna. So the girlfriend decided to sue White’s wife in order to get a portion of his fortune.
After a paternity test proved that Barianna wasn’t White’s daughter after all, the court ruled the girlfriend had no claim to white’s estate.
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Did you know that your partner will not always automatically inherit your estate?Upon death, most people would want thei...
01/11/2020

Did you know that your partner will not always automatically inherit your estate?
Upon death, most people would want their other half to be first in line to inherit their estate, but this isn’t automatic or guaranteed if you do not have a valid Will!
Under the rules of intestacy, only married or civil partners and some other close relatives can inherit your estate. Make sure your wishes are taken into account contact Safeguard Wills today

If you have children or dependants, ensure that if you die, you are leaving them in the care of someone who will be able...
30/10/2020

If you have children or dependants, ensure that if you die, you are leaving them in the care of someone who will be able to look after them properly and would raise them how you would like.
A guardian who agrees to look after your children if you die can be appointed in a Will. Otherwise social services could intervene to decide who should care for them if both parents were to die.
Get in contact with Safeguard Willsard Wills, to look at your options and give yourself peace of mind in case the worst should happen.

Drawing up a list of assets and debts can help determine your estate value.Assets tend to include:- Your home and any ot...
27/10/2020

Drawing up a list of assets and debts can help determine your estate value.
Assets tend to include:
- Your home and any other properties
- Savings or investments
- Insurance such as life assurance or an endowment policies
- Pension funds
- Cars or other motor Vehicles
- Jewellery, antiques and other personal belongings (including pets).
Debts may include:
- Mortgages
- Credit cards
- Loans, overdrafts and equity release.
Get in touch with Safeguard Wills to get assistance in seeing what is included and what your options are.

For a Will to be valid it must be in writing, signed by you, and witnessed by two people. You must have the mental capac...
25/10/2020

For a Will to be valid it must be in writing, signed by you, and witnessed by two people. You must have the mental capacity to make the will and understand the effect it will have. You must have made the will voluntarily and without pressure from anyone. Safeguard Wills will make sure all this is done properly for you so you can rest assured that it is valid.

It's so important to make sure your wishes are met contact Safeguard Wills today to help you achieve this.
23/10/2020

It's so important to make sure your wishes are met contact Safeguard Wills today to help you achieve this.

Do you want the Government deciding who gets what from your estate? When there is no will, the rules of intestacy, decid...
21/10/2020

Do you want the Government deciding who gets what from your estate? When there is no will, the rules of intestacy, decided by the government decide how your estate gets distributed.
Get in contact today so that it’s up to you who gets what when you are no longer around to make that decision - Safeguard Wills

Independent research reveals that more than two-fifths of those over 55 have not got round to writing their will yet. Do...
18/10/2020

Independent research reveals that more than two-fifths of those over 55 have not got round to writing their will yet. Don’t let this be you.
Get in contact to see how soon we can get this sorted for you. Safeguard Wills

How would you feel if your partner was forced to move out of your home, or a distant relative had your estate pass into ...
15/10/2020

How would you feel if your partner was forced to move out of your home, or a distant relative had your estate pass into their hands instead of your loved ones? Without a will place, you don't control what happens to your estate.
Get in touch today to see how Safeguard Wills can help ensure your wishes are carried out.

Without a Will in place, the decision of what happens to your estate and guardianship of your children can be taken away...
13/10/2020

Without a Will in place, the decision of what happens to your estate and guardianship of your children can be taken away and the rules of intestacy will come into force, which can leave behind a lot of unnecessary heartache and stress.
Get in contact today, to see how simple it is to write your Will with Safeguard Wills

Health & welfare lasting power of attorney. This covers decisions about the persons personal welfare and health. Some of...
10/10/2020

Health & welfare lasting power of attorney. This covers decisions about the persons personal welfare and health. Some of the things this includes are
- Make decisions on where the donor is living.
- Make decisions on their day to day care.
- Arrange any medical, dental and optical care the donor may need.
Need more information contact Safeguard Wills

New review from one of our lovely clients.If you are looking to write a Will or need yours Will up dating please get in ...
07/10/2020

New review from one of our lovely clients.
If you are looking to write a Will or need yours Will up dating please get in contact Safeguard Wills

Following the passing of the flamboyant singer-songwriter and musician Prince in 2016, his siblings stated that the ‘Pur...
06/10/2020

Following the passing of the flamboyant singer-songwriter and musician Prince in 2016, his siblings stated that the ‘Purple Rain’ singer did not have a legitimate Will in place. A long legal battle was expected to take place.
In an American newspaper dated April 2019 three years after Prince died it was stated that this was still on-going. Platoons of lawyers have been working on the case. Racking up bills, arguing with various people involved in the case such as family members, each other and consultants hired to deal with a variety of estate matters. Filing blizzards of documents and still they had made little progress on the mission to sort this.

Funeral wishes for those that wish to leave specific instructions such as cremation or burial and whether flowers or don...
28/09/2020

Funeral wishes for those that wish to leave specific instructions such as cremation or burial and whether flowers or donations are to be given. These wishes can be outlined in your Will. Alternatively why not talk to Safeguard Wills about a funeral plan so all this is taken care of to give you and your family piece of mind

A ‘Property & Affairs’ lasting power of attorney(LPA). This covers decisions about the donors financial affairs and thei...
26/09/2020

A ‘Property & Affairs’ lasting power of attorney(LPA). This covers decisions about the donors financial affairs and their property. Some of the things this includes are
- Buying or selling property.
- Operating the donors bank accounts.
- Dealing with the donors tax affairs.
- Insure, maintain and repair the donors property.
- Pay your mortgage or rent.
If you need more information contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to explain in more detail.

Although frontman of Nirvana Kurt Cobain did leave a Will when he died April 1994 his entertainment lawyer Rosemary Carr...
24/09/2020

Although frontman of Nirvana Kurt Cobain did leave a Will when he died April 1994 his entertainment lawyer Rosemary Carroll, has stated that prior to his death Cobain wanted Courtney Love removed from his Will. He informed Carroll that he planned to divorce her. This and other legal issues relating to Nirvana have led to legal battles between Love and Cobain’s Nirvana bandmates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

Where to keep your Will? It is acceptable to keep your Will at home, although it is advisable to deposit your Will in a ...
22/09/2020

Where to keep your Will? It is acceptable to keep your Will at home, although it is advisable to deposit your Will in a secure deposit. Safeguard Wills can also advise you on storing your Will and offer safe, cost effective storage. Whatever you decide it is important that you inform your executors about the storage of your Will.

Did you know? Wills are considered out of date if older the four years so make sure you review your Will regularly. Make...
18/09/2020

Did you know? Wills are considered out of date if older the four years so make sure you review your Will regularly. Make sure your wishes are taken into account no matter what your personal circumstances are. Safeguard Wills will be happy to help.

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There are only two certainties in life – Death and Taxes, our aim is to help you decide how you would like to handle both.

We appreciate that nobody likes to talk about what will happen after we die but writing and leaving a legally correct Will is the only way for your wishes to be followed after your death.

Your will tells everyone what should happen to your dependent children, money, possessions, pets and property after you die (all these things combined are called your ‘estate’).

If you die without a will in place the ‘rules of intestacy’ will apply. This will mean that your estate will be distributed according to a strict order depending on the value of your estate and which family members survive you. This may mean that your assets end up passing to people who you’d prefer not to inherit from you and can often be more stressful, lengthy and expensive process for those you leave behind.

According to research carried out by Royal London Six in ten (59%) parents either do not have a will or have one that is out of date*.

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