Carson & Hughes

Carson & Hughes We're a family firm, offering bespoke Will writing & Estate planning services. We're proud to cover the whole of Great Britain, only ever a phone call away

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

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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”

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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...

Today marks the start of Remember A Charity national campaign week! We're proud to support and help spread the word abou...
10/09/2018

Today marks the start of Remember A Charity national campaign week! We're proud to support and help spread the word about how important charitable legacies are in Wills. This week we'll be sharing stories and suggestions of how we can all support charities in our Wills no matter how large or small our estates might be. We can all #PassOnSomethingWonderful πŸ’›

Carson & Hughes are recruiting! After a busy summer we would love to welcome an additional Will writer to our team. We k...
04/09/2018

Carson & Hughes are recruiting! After a busy summer we would love to welcome an additional Will writer to our team. We know it can be a lonely work life for a self employed Draftsperson, so why not come and join an active team whos support and high client demand Will keep you busy. If you or someone you know is already experienced in this field then please ask them to get in touch for a chat; [email protected]

31/08/2018

Exam results day, and it was the news we hoped for! Now officially qualified in Scottish law 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 so we offer our Strength in Service the length and breadth of Great Britain πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #happyfriday #greatbritain #carsonhughes #wills

We are creating a series of Blogs aimed at helping people understand the wonderful world of Wills and Estate planning. I...
29/08/2018

We are creating a series of Blogs aimed at helping people understand the wonderful world of Wills and Estate planning. It would be great to know what questions you have on the subjects; have you been asked to be an executor but not sure what one does? Do you wonder what a Will Trust is? Please post or pm your queries and we'll include them in our series. Please share with your friends in the hope we can help as many people as possible 🀲 #carsonhughes #wills #askandweshallanswer

Our latest blog, aimed at parents doing their best to make memories; you're doing a great job. When you're ready to writ...
21/08/2018
Fun and laughter on a Summer holiday - Carson & Hughes

Our latest blog, aimed at parents doing their best to make memories; you're doing a great job. When you're ready to write your legacies; we'll do a great job for you

How are the summer holidays going? Are your cherubs still a joy to spend time with, grateful for all the time and activities you’ve enjoyed together? If the answer is no, then firstly I feel your pain, but secondly have you considered cutting them out of your Will? Not only could it teach your chi...

As much as many view their pets as their children, they are treated as possessions when it comes to estate planning. So ...
13/08/2018

As much as many view their pets as their children, they are treated as possessions when it comes to estate planning. So unless you specify them in your Will, they might end up with someone who's simply not able to accommodate them - either physically or financially. We're big animal lovers here at Carson & Hughes So can help you plan, place and provision for your fur and feather babies πŸ•πŸˆπŸŽπŸ–πŸπŸ‡πŸ“πŸ¦

If the word "Jani" means anything to you then maybe you were one of the 3.6million people who watched the Love Island fi...
02/08/2018

If the word "Jani" means anything to you then maybe you were one of the 3.6million people who watched the Love Island final. But are you one of the 3.3million families who live together as a couple but are not married/In a civil partnership? If so you need a Will to protect your family and your wishes should something happen. We work evenings - and Love Island has finished now so you have some free time πŸ˜€ please get in touch πŸ’›

26/07/2018
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This may not quite exchange accurately, with the average UK funeral costing around Β£4,000, but Kermit still makes a valid point. The price difference for a burial plot ranges from Β£250+ in Northern Ireland, to Β£4,300+ in South West London. So it's no surprise a record number of people are leaving themselves available for medical science in an effort to avoid funeral costs. So many that in fact many are not able to be accepted, so funeral costs become an issue again. If this subject concerns you, please get in touch as we have options suitable for all to save money and worry

Too young to write your LAST Will and Testament? Yes, you probably are, so let's write your current Will and Testament a...
20/07/2018
Last Will and Testament…? - Carson & Hughes

Too young to write your LAST Will and Testament? Yes, you probably are, so let's write your current Will and Testament and see where life takes you. Read Lisa's latest blog about we can help at every stage; https://carsonhughes.co.uk/last-will-and-testament/

Last Will and Testament…? It seems most us will go without a Will through our 30’s, with only 17% of 35-44 years old in the UK having a Will. Perhaps we don’t feel we have anything to offer our beneficiaries, with mortgages on our properties and maybe an old worthless car. But what about weddi...

Catching up on industry reading and found this article, unfortunately it's something we have recent experience with for ...
18/07/2018
Why that cheap will from the bank could cost your family Β£30,000

Catching up on industry reading and found this article, unfortunately it's something we have recent experience with for one of our clients. It won't be applicable to everyone, but if you've written your Will with your Bank, please do double check. We are offering a free Will reading service to anyone who is worried and would like us to review their wording, so please get in touch. Feel free to share this post with your friends and family

Barbara Morey can’t remember exactly how much she paid for the will she took out with NatWest about ten years ago. The 78-year-old reckons it was roughly Β£140.

Our page has reached 50 likes πŸ‘ Thank you for following us. The page is for thoughts and insights into the w...
12/07/2018
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Our page has reached 50 likes πŸ‘ Thank you for following us. The page is for thoughts and insights into the world of Wills and Estate planning, so if you would like to know more about an area or topic, then please message in and we will happily oblige. Also please get in touch with any questions you might have as you decide if the time is right to draft your Will. #HereToHelp #CarsonHughes #GetInTouch

We're a family firm, offering bespoke Will writing & Estate planning services. We're proud to cover the whole of Great Britain, only ever a phone call away

Will writing available when you are, we're open daytimes and evenings...except tomorrow evening πŸ˜‰ 🀞 ⚽️
10/07/2018

Will writing available when you are, we're open daytimes and evenings...except tomorrow evening πŸ˜‰ 🀞 ⚽️

Our hearts have been warmed as we have just been reading about how Finders International Probate Genealogists have recen...
05/07/2018

Our hearts have been warmed as we have just been reading about how Finders International Probate Genealogists have recently tracked down next of kin for 2 people who had passed away in nursing homes with no known relatives to attend their funerals. They successfully found relatives within 48 hours so a deserving send off could be had ❀ what rewarding work, well done that team.

We've risen to the challenge set by one of our new clients, she wanted to spend this week getting all her affairs in ord...
28/06/2018

We've risen to the challenge set by one of our new clients, she wanted to spend this week getting all her affairs in order so she could then focus on enjoying her new retirement. So we have done just that! Instructions taken, advice given and documents drafted. As of this morning her wishes are signed and in place. It's been good fun, and only possible with great team work πŸ†

We are proud to confirm that we support Remember a Charity. This means we are able and experienced in writing charitable...
15/06/2018

We are proud to confirm that we support Remember a Charity. This means we are able and experienced in writing charitable donations into our Wills. Charities in the UK rely on this type of income, with about 25% of all donated income coming from this source to the top 500 charities. And it isn't just for the wealthy, a large percentage of us now prefer money to be donated, in place of being spent on flowers for funerals. Your Will is the perfect place to record which charity you would like to support in this way

The website is up and running πŸŽ‰ www.carsonhughes.co.uk Big thank you to the team Funky Digital Ltd  Please go and hav...
07/06/2018
Carson & Hughes Will Writers, Estate Plans and Golden Charter Funeral Plan Agents

The website is up and running πŸŽ‰ www.carsonhughes.co.uk
Big thank you to the team Funky Digital Ltd
Please go and have a look to see how we can help you and your family

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...

There's been a lot in the news this week about how the bank of Mum & Dad is "feeling the pinch". How much parents are ab...
31/05/2018

There's been a lot in the news this week about how the bank of Mum & Dad is "feeling the pinch". How much parents are able to chip in with helping their kids get on to the property ladder has decreased. As parents we know how strong the urge is to help our children, and that urge never goes away. So write your Will, and continue to help them for as long as you possibly can.

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