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For many people creating a Will is seen as a morbid task but with over 600,000 deaths a year, it is a step that we shoul...
03/03/2021

For many people creating a Will is seen as a morbid task but with over 600,000 deaths a year, it is a step that we should all be taking. If you do not have a Will then your wishes regarding your estate will not be known. Let us at Safeguard Wills create your Will fuss free today.

Research shows that nearly 60% of parents do not have a Valid Will, this either means they do not have one at all or the...
01/03/2021

Research shows that nearly 60% of parents do not have a Valid Will, this either means they do not have one at all or the Will they do have is out of date. A Will is the only legal way to specify what happens to your child under the age of 18. If you are among this 60% then get in touch with Safeguard Wills to help you.

Good morning and happy Monday!!Can you believe today is the 1st of March? What better way to start the new week/month of...
01/03/2021

Good morning and happy Monday!!
Can you believe today is the 1st of March? What better way to start the new week/month off than with doing something positive for your future.
Do you have any plans this month to do something that your future self will thank you for?

Health & welfare lasting power of attorney. This covers decisions about the persons personal welfare and health. Some of...
27/02/2021

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

Funeral wishes for those that wish to leave specific instructions such as cremation or burial and whether flowers or don...
24/02/2021

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

Without a Will in place, the decision of what happens to your estate and guardianship of your children can be taken away...
22/02/2021

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. Safeguard Wills

A ‘Property & Affairs’ lasting power of attorney(LPA). This covers decisions about the donors financial affairs and thei...
17/02/2021

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.

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Where to keep your Will? It is acceptable to keep your Will at home, although it is advisable to deposit your Will in a ...
15/02/2021

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.

Your Will becomes a legally valid and binding document as soon as it has been signed correctly. Your signature must be w...
11/02/2021

Your Will becomes a legally valid and binding document as soon as it has been signed correctly. Your signature must be witnessed by two people who must be present with you as you sign. For more information contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to help.

Is your Will as tax effective as it could be? You should consider reviewing your arrangements to make sure you are makin...
08/02/2021

Is your Will as tax effective as it could be? You should consider reviewing your arrangements to make sure you are making full use of your nil rate band. Potentially saving your family thousands of pounds. Contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to assist you in making sure your Will is as tax effective as it can be.

Wills are not just for the elderly or wealthy. Do you have children or grandchildren?Would you like to leave a specific ...
05/02/2021

Wills are not just for the elderly or wealthy.
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Would you like to leave a specific gift to someone?
Have you had a dispute with and family members?
Do you have any specific requests for your funeral?
Do you have any pets?
If you answered yes to any of these question then you should have an up to date Will. Safeguard Wills will be happy to hep with this contact us today to see how we can help make sure your wishes are met.

Do you currently offer Wills and estate planning to your clients? We have a range of options to ensure your customers ha...
03/02/2021

Do you currently offer Wills and estate planning to your clients? We have a range of options to ensure your customers have the right solutions in place. Speak to us to make sure your clients protect their legacy.

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document that gives a person or people know as the attorney’s power to make decis...
01/02/2021

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document that gives a person or people know as the attorney’s power to make decisions on behalf of another person (the donor). An LPA is made when the donor has mental capacity, in preparation for if they lose their capacity. Contact Safeguard Wills for more information.

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26/01/2021

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25/01/2021

Why would you need to review your Will?

- Birth of a child or grandchild.
- Change of address.
- Change of executor/trustees.
- Marriage or Divorce.
- Receiving an inheritance.

We can review this for you and ensure your wishes are met. If you need a Will or any of the above has changed since you last reviewed your Will contact Safeguard Wills - [email protected] - 01256 513513

It is possible for parents with parental responsibility to appoint guardians to look after their minor children after th...
20/01/2021

It is possible for parents with parental responsibility to appoint guardians to look after their minor children after their death. These can be appointed in a Will. Your Will can also contain directions as to how you want the child is to be brought up. For example, a direction may be included that the guardians shall bring up the child as a member of a particular religion or attend a particular school. Make sure your wishes are taken into account. Contact Safeguard Wills

To die intestate means to die without a valid Will. For a Will to be valid it must satisfy the legal requirement some of...
18/01/2021

To die intestate means to die without a valid Will. For a Will to be valid it must satisfy the legal requirement some of these are as followed.
- Be in writing
- Signed by you.
- Witnessed by two people.
Safeguard Wills can make sure all this is done correctly, get in contact today.

Having a Will can dispose of almost everything a person owns. A person can give away via their Will not only tangible as...
13/01/2021

Having a Will can dispose of almost everything a person owns. A person can give away via their Will not only tangible assets such as land and items of personal use but also intangible items such as contractual rights, benefits and other interests which are capable of being gifted. The only way to make sure your wishes are met is to have an update Will. Contact Safeguard Wills today, we will be happy to help.

It is important to make a Will for many reasons. -You may want to be sure of who inherits your assets.-Protect yourself ...
11/01/2021

It is important to make a Will for many reasons.
-You may want to be sure of who inherits your assets.
-Protect yourself from Inheritance Tax
-You may want to pass specific items onto children or other relatives.
If you do not make a Will, your estate may be distributed by the state according to intestacy rules. This means your estate is divided in a pre-determined way and this may not be to the people who you wanted to benefit. To make sure your wishes are met contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to help.

Having a Will in place is the only way toy make sure your wishes are met. Contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to as...
08/01/2021

Having a Will in place is the only way toy make sure your wishes are met. Contact Safeguard Wills we will be happy to assist you in anyway we can.

Making a Will if you have an illness or dementiaIf you can’t sign the Will, it can also be signed on your behalf, as lon...
05/01/2021

Making a Will if you have an illness or dementia
If you can’t sign the Will, it can also be signed on your behalf, as long as you’re in the room and it is signed at your direction. However, you must have the mental capacity to make the Will, otherwise it could be invalid. Any Will signed on your behalf must say you understood the contents before it was signed.
You may also need a medical practitioner’s statement at the time the Will is signed, certifying that you understand what you are signing.
Get in contact with Safeguard Wills today to see how we can help.

Mistakes made during the writing of a Will can make it invalid. Common errors include not having the document signed by ...
29/12/2020

Mistakes made during the writing of a Will can make it invalid. Common errors include not having the document signed by witnesses or asking a witness who is also a beneficiary to sign. Even a stapled or paper clipped Will can nullify its contents.
Safeguard Wills can make sure everything is done correctly for you. Don’t risk a mistake, get in contact today.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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