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Feel good Friday; and sticking with fashion designers and their love of animals, the late Alexander McQueen left most of...
05/04/2019

Feel good Friday; and sticking with fashion designers and their love of animals, the late Alexander McQueen left most of his fortune to charity, but did leave Β£50k for his dogs πŸ•πŸ’™ #mansbestfriend #petsinWills #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes

Did you know; without a Will to specify otherwise, the minimum age for a beneficiary to inherit is 18 *unless* they are ...
04/04/2019

Did you know; without a Will to specify otherwise, the minimum age for a beneficiary to inherit is 18 *unless* they are married. If the beneficiary is married they can inherit immediately. As the minimum age to marry is 16, could you be incentivising your children to marry young??! πŸ˜§πŸ€΅πŸ½πŸ‘° #quickwriteyourwill #getintouch

Happy Friyay! Here's the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Choupette. Choupette is said to be the most famous cat ...
29/03/2019

Happy Friyay! Here's the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Choupette. Choupette is said to be the most famous cat in the world and it is thought that her wellbeing has been thought of and provided for in Mr Lagerfields Will because, in his words, she helped him become a better person πŸ’—πŸˆ. #feelgoodfriday #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes #Will

Following an update with our partner Remember A Charity we've been reading about Metro, a brilliant London and South Eas...
28/03/2019
Embrace difference | METRO Charity

Following an update with our partner Remember A Charity we've been reading about Metro, a brilliant London and South East based charity whose mission is; "To promote Health and Wellbeing and celebrate difference"
What a fabulous statement, and great work they do too! β­πŸ‘πŸ‘

Embrace difference We provide health, community and youth services across London and the South East Find a service News See all METRO welcomes plans to double places on PrEP trial 11 January 2019 Book a sexual health test online with our new system 7 January 2019 Test for sexually transmitted infect...

Friyay Fact; Charles Dickens requested that β€œthose attending my funeral wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hat-band...
22/03/2019

Friyay Fact; Charles Dickens requested that β€œthose attending my funeral wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hat-band, or other such revolting absurdity” and had even picked out his own outfit for the occasion in advance. I like to think it was something bright like the pic below 😎 I like his planning and his style #CarsonHughes #bringingWillstolife #addsomecolour #happyFriday

What happens if you don't write your Will? Turns out, someone has already written it for you! Have a read to find out wh...
20/03/2019
News flash; You DO already have a Will - Carson & Hughes

What happens if you don't write your Will? Turns out, someone has already written it for you! Have a read to find out what your default Will looks like..and get I touch if it's not exactly how you want it πŸ‘

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/you-do-already-have-a-will/

A colleague told me recently how he explains to his clients that we all do already have Wills written for us by the law. Intestacy law does actually dictate exactly who will benefit when you pass away. So we don’t need to write Wills right?? Well, not exactly – do you know what the Intestacy …

A heart warming fact for a chilly Friyay; Mark Gruenwald was the Executive Editor of Captain America and Ironman. He pas...
15/03/2019

A heart warming fact for a chilly Friyay; Mark Gruenwald was the Executive Editor of Captain America and Ironman. He passed away in 1996 and his Will contained his request for his ashes to be mixed with ink and used to print more comic books, which they were 🧑 #comicbookfantotheend #CarsonandHughes #bringingWillstolife

Proud to sponsor this years Oakley Village show, and really keen to "have a go!" We're also really liking the theme of t...
11/03/2019

Proud to sponsor this years Oakley Village show, and really keen to "have a go!"
We're also really liking the theme of this years schedule ✌🌻 #supportlocal #Oakleyvillage #CarsonandHughesoutandaboutthissummer

Happy International Woman's day to all our clients. One iconic woman was Janis Joplin, she left $2,500 in her Will to be...
08/03/2019

Happy International Woman's day to all our clients. One iconic woman was Janis Joplin, she left $2,500 in her Will to be used for a big party as her wake when she passed away in 1970. In today's money that would be around $16,100 or Β£12,300! Maybe don't party as hard as Janis this weekend, but have a great one what ever you get up to πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ #IWD2019 #JanisJoplin #bringingWillstolife #CarsonandHughes

Friyay fun fact; Napoleon Bonaparte requested in his Will that after he died, his head should be shaved and his hair giv...
01/03/2019

Friyay fun fact; Napoleon Bonaparte requested in his Will that after he died, his head should be shaved and his hair given to his friends as a keepsake. I imagine they were all incredibly grateful 😬 funnily enough we haven't seen that request yet πŸ€” please get in touch if you would like to be the first πŸ‘

Spring is in the air, perfect time for a sort out, spring clean and to get organised. And we can help! Of course we can ...
26/02/2019

Spring is in the air, perfect time for a sort out, spring clean and to get organised. And we can help! Of course we can do Wills and Power of Attorneys, but we also do document storage - so those very important papers you find whilst tidying could have the perfect safe home to stay at πŸ‘πŸ”πŸ—„you can add to and access free of charge 😊

We are yet to include any digital assets in our Wills, but it is only a matter of time. Bit coin wallets are accessed by...
17/02/2019

We are yet to include any digital assets in our Wills, but it is only a matter of time. Bit coin wallets are accessed by an unchangeable password, so that password must remain top secret but also passed on somehow when the owner passes away. Millions of pounds are already locked out where this hasn't happened and fortunes of inheritance have been lost 😱 we have a solution if you need one πŸ‘

12/02/2019
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Friyay freaky fact; Harry Houdini left 10 secret words written in his Will for his wife, and requested she hold a sΓ©anc...
08/02/2019

Friyay freaky fact; Harry Houdini left 10 secret words written in his Will for his wife, and requested she hold a séance each Halloween where he planned to visit and confirm his presence using these secret words after he had passed. After trying for 10 years, his bereaved wife gave up as he failed to appear at the séance's 😞

So you've got your Will πŸ‘ awesome work and massive tick off the "To Do" list βœ…. But have a read of this to just kee...
06/02/2019
When should I revisit my Will? - Carson & Hughes

So you've got your Will πŸ‘ awesome work and massive tick off the "To Do" list βœ…. But have a read of this to just keep at the back of your mind. If any of these circumstances crop up then check in and make sure your wishes are still right. If you have your Will with Carson & Hughes already then we'll check in with you every so often so you don't have to worry 😊 Its good to lock in with us πŸ”’

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/when-should-i-revisit-my-will/

When Should I revisit my will? Experts in peace of mind

It's #humpday so you might not need any assistance with thinking about your bed, but just in case; William Shakespeare l...
30/01/2019

It's #humpday so you might not need any assistance with thinking about your bed, but just in case; William Shakespeare left his second best bed to his wife in his Will. Doesn't seem the most romantic of gestures, but in those times the BEST bed was kept as the guest best, so this was his way of ensuring she would keep their marital bed πŸ’– if you're stuck for a romantic gesture this Valentine's day, then book soon so we can get this one written in for you in time πŸ˜‰ #bringingWillstolife #carsonhughes #romanceisnotdead

18/01/2019

Friyay Fun Fact; Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson left his birth date (13th November) in his Will to the 12 year old daughter of a friend, as she was unhappy her own birthday fell on Christmas day, and so he said she could have his birthday once he no longer needed it πŸ˜ƒπŸŽπŸ’— #feelgoodfridayfact #deathfacts #bringingWillstolife #carsonhughes

Loads of our clients are blown away by how easy it is to draft their Will with us! Because we work over the phone we hav...
15/01/2019

Loads of our clients are blown away by how easy it is to draft their Will with us! Because we work over the phone we have had to simplify the process to be as clear and easy to follow as possible. If you'd like to find out for yourself just how easy it then get in touch and one of the team will walk you through the process - obligation free πŸ˜€β˜ŽοΈ

It's nice to be back in the routine 😊 We have increased availability in 2019 πŸŽ‰, so we can find a time to suit you ...
10/01/2019

It's nice to be back in the routine 😊
We have increased availability in 2019 πŸŽ‰, so we can find a time to suit you to write your Will. Don't put it off, your Will could arrive to your door in under 2 weeks time, get in touch today; [email protected] or call 08002545056

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06/01/2019

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Happy New year to all our friends and clients πŸŽ‰We hope you're making great progress towards any new years resolutions...
03/01/2019
What does it matter Who writes your Will? - Carson & Hughes

Happy New year to all our friends and clients πŸŽ‰
We hope you're making great progress towards any new years resolutions you might have made. If writing your Will is on your list, then have a read to help you decide WHO should write your Will - fingers crossed it's us πŸ˜€πŸ€ž
Thank you again to the wonderful Philippa Matthews for an inspirational picture
https://carsonhughes.co.uk/what-does-it-matter-who-writes-your-will/

What does it matter Who writes your Will? In an unregulated sector, it’s important to know how to decide who writes your Will. We’re here to help.

29/12/2018

People of Christchurch, Lisa will be in town and has space for enquiries on Thursday 3rd January. If you would like to chat about anything Wills, Estate, Power of Attorney for you or someone you know please pop into the All Insured office; 7 The Saxon Centre from midday πŸ˜€πŸ‘

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here. We are available over Christmas so it could be a good opportunity...
13/12/2018

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here. We are available over Christmas so it could be a good opportunity to make the most of having time with your partner to get your Wills drafted. If you would like to book a call then please email the office at [email protected] and one of the team will be in touch with availability. β­πŸŽ„πŸ¦ŒπŸŽ

Carson & Hughes
13/12/2018

Carson & Hughes

What's important to our clients is at the heart of what we do; available, approachable and clear. πŸ€—πŸ‘βœ”https://car...
27/11/2018
Carson & Hughes Will Writers, Estate Plans and Golden Charter Funeral Plan Agents

What's important to our clients is at the heart of what we do; available, approachable and clear. πŸ€—πŸ‘βœ”

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/#toc_help

We are able to explain your options to ensure your wishes are recorded accurately. We offer a range of services, such as Will writing and storage, Will Trusts, Power of Attorneys & Ownership Title Checks. We are members of the Institute of Professional Will writers, IPW, which means we adhere to a C...

Continuing our Free Information Series, this month's Blog is about the essential role of the Executor. Have a read to di...
22/11/2018
What does an Executor do? - Carson & Hughes

Continuing our Free Information Series, this month's Blog is about the essential role of the Executor. Have a read to discover more about what the people in the role are responsible for, guidance and support, and some handy tips! We also seem to have synced with @itv as they start their Star Wars movie month, but that's the only clue for the picture! True fans will know the link, otherwise the blog will reveal all. πŸ––

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/what-does-an-executor-do/

Of course every estate is different, so each executor will have a different number of jobs to do, but over all they are responsible for the admin side of someone passing away. β€˜Responsible’ being the key word here. In simple terms, the executor needs to locate the Will, locate all the assets and...

16/11/2018

We had a great meeting with Golden Charter Later Life Planning today. Their recent updates make it even easier for us to help our clients to freeze their funeral costs at today's prices πŸ‘Œ and an interesting - although not so surprising - fact learnt; 85% of funerals are paid for on credit cards 😯 . Planning can avoid this and save a lot of money for yourself or your loved ones. Ask us how πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ #planning #savingmoney #protectyourestate

A wonderfully busy couple of weeks means today has been full of packaging; Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney's, and Trust...
07/11/2018

A wonderfully busy couple of weeks means today has been full of packaging; Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney's, and Trusts all on their way to clients or storage. Keeping us busy, and keeping Postman Pat busy πŸ˜†βœ‰πŸ“€ #royalmail #Wills

02/11/2018

We welcomed our youngest client this week, aged just 30! When I asked him why he's felt motivated to write his Will so young he said "I've got so much to do in life, I thought I'd better just start cracking on the to do list" πŸ‘Œ Mid 30's is when we generally start thinking we need to write our Wills - but the average age of doing so is well over 55! So we must spend 20years with it sitting on our To Do lists 😯!!. If you want to crack on with yours sooner rather than later, then get in touch πŸ‘β˜ŽοΈπŸ’»

Great news; we now cover Organ donation as part of our standard Will instructions. This is something really important to...
23/10/2018
Organ donor card

Great news; we now cover Organ donation as part of our standard Will instructions. This is something really important to the Carson & Hughes team. Until 'Max's Law' is passed for automatic Opt-in, you need to register to be an organ donor. Equally there are reasons why people do not want to donate, so your Will is a great opportunity to record these wishes.
NHS Organ Donation #MaxsLaw #Optin

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/supporting-my-decision/organ-donor-card/

We send an organ donor card to everybody who registers to donate for the first time. If you have lost your donor card and would like a replacement, contact the Organ Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23.

Chapter 1 in our information Blog season, and it is very seasonal with the beautiful Autumn image supplied from a wonder...
17/10/2018
Why Trust a Will Trust? - Carson & Hughes

Chapter 1 in our information Blog season, and it is very seasonal with the beautiful Autumn image supplied from a wonderfully talented friend of mine Philippa Matthews. Thank you Pip, it's so lovely to work with you again. If the rest of you would like to find out how a Will Trust is like a horse-chestnut, then please have a read.

Will Trust - At Carson & Hughes we include the simpler Trusts, such as Minors Trusts (children’s trusts) as standard within our Will cost.

Have a read of what Martin Lewis has to say about if you should draft your Will, how much you should expect to pay, and ...
10/10/2018
Martin Lewis' wills advice

Have a read of what Martin Lewis has to say about if you should draft your Will, how much you should expect to pay, and if Power Of Attorney's are really worth it - he does talk sense! (we're also hoping to be on the charity scheme next year 🀞🀞) http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/money-martin-lewis-wills-advice

Our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis says, sometimes we need to be candid, plain, blunt and unemotional. Unpleasant issues happen and you need to plan for them. This month is the start of free wills month, that and thinking about a power of attorney in case you lose your faculties are crucial conver...

There are over 270 people currently cryogenically frozen in the hope science and technology will one day be able to revi...
02/10/2018

There are over 270 people currently cryogenically frozen in the hope science and technology will one day be able to revive them. I can't help wonder how their Wills have been written...Or have they been executed? What if they're brought back but have no home/money? Will they be forced to turn to crime like Wesley Snipes in Demolition man to pay the bills 😯 ?

27/09/2018

Here's the new thing you're going to learn today; in Utah (USA) it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
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As part of drafting Wills, we include funeral wishes - in as much or as little detail as wanted by the client. Often we ...
25/09/2018

As part of drafting Wills, we include funeral wishes - in as much or as little detail as wanted by the client. Often we include notes on music, and my latest client is definitely winning the "Exit tune" competition with this classic 🀘 Bon Jovi ! Thank you Mrs Berry, I'll be singing this for the rest of the day! Discuss below; What would your "Exit tune" be πŸ€”πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅

It's not just us who struggle to find time for the important stuff, the late great Aretha Franklin didn't find time, the...
21/09/2018

It's not just us who struggle to find time for the important stuff, the late great Aretha Franklin didn't find time, the king of pop Michael Jackson didn't find time, and our home grown Coleen Nolan recently admitted on Loose Women that she hasn't found time. But passing away without a Will can create a whole lot of time for your beneficiaries, while they wait for the administration and notice periods and potential court settlements to tell them what they can and can't have. We're available daytimes and evenings and over the phone to help you find time now, so they won't face it later. Get in touch πŸ‘β˜ŽοΈ

The final day of Remember a Charity week, we hope you've been inspired to #PassOnSomethingWonderful Hopefully the stats ...
14/09/2018

The final day of Remember a Charity week, we hope you've been inspired to #PassOnSomethingWonderful
Hopefully the stats and the featured charities and projects have given you some ideas of who you might like to help. Here's some ideas on HOW you can help;
1) If you leave 10% of your estate to charity then your rate of tax applicable to your above threshold estate reduces from 40% to 36%!
2) A specific legacy - leave a set amount or percentage to a charity, or collection of causes
3) A conditional legacy - would only be given if you final estate is settled above an amount you feel is sufficient to your other beneficiaries
4) A funeral wishes directive - Support the charity by having a collection at your wake, or ask for donations instead of flowers.
Legacies are so vital to the work so many amazing charities do, they are grateful for all and every contribution. We can help you do your bit. Thanks for following the week,
Have a #Wonderful weekend πŸ’›

Today's inspiration to #PassOnSomethingWonderful is a brilliant article written by Mat McCabe. With some incredible stat...
12/09/2018
Brits left Β£2.85 BILLION to charity via gifts in wills last year – the largest amount ever recorded

Today's inspiration to #PassOnSomethingWonderful is a brilliant article written by Mat McCabe. With some incredible stats from Remember A Charitys Rob Cope that charitable Will legacies fund 2 in 3 guide dogs, and 6 in 10 life boat launches πŸ˜²πŸ˜€ a really interesting read..even of your not a #WillGeek like us πŸ€“πŸ’›

Brits left Β£2.85 BILLION to charity via gifts in wills last year – the largest amount ever recorded. The incredible ...

Today's inspiration to #PassOnSomethingWonderful comes from a recent trip to Paignton Zoo where I spotted this plaque ne...
11/09/2018

Today's inspiration to #PassOnSomethingWonderful comes from a recent trip to Paignton Zoo where I spotted this plaque next to the lion enclosure. This lady may well have not had any living relatives to whom she wanted to pass on her estate, so rather than leave it to "The Tax Man" or up to Finders International Probate Genealogists to try and track down distant relatives, she left it to the lions, and the zoo πŸ¦πŸ’› and what a Wonderful enclosure it is too.

Please read our blog to get a better insight in to how we can all #PassOnSomethingWonderful this Remember a Charity week...
10/09/2018
Remember a Charity week in the UK - Carson & Hughes

Please read our blog to get a better insight in to how we can all #PassOnSomethingWonderful this Remember a Charity week. For the rest of this week we're going to be featuring some charities to see what level of causes you can support and hopefully inspire you. We'll also share how we can write in a flexible way to ensure funds don't hit dead ends as charities change over time. If you have a charity you're passionate about and would like to be featured then please get in touch.

From 10th to 16thSeptember it is Remember a Charity week in the UK. Remember a Charity work with UK charities to help raise awareness and participation of leaving legacies to worthy cause in the Wills and Wishes on the public. This years hashtag is #PassOnSomethingWonderful This special week helps c...

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