When should I amend my Will?

There are a few life changing events where it becomes important to amend your Will. 1. On marriage Marriage revokes a Will unless the Will was made in anticipation of marriage. Therefore, if you did previously make a Will, and then got married, it is as if you have no Will. 2. Separation Until a…


What should you consider when appointing a guardian for your children?

It is both difficult and emotional  to think about who would be best placed to look after your children in the event of your death.  Anyone with parental responsibility (always the mother, and the father if married to the mother or named on the birth certificate after December 2002) will automatically become the sole guardian…


What do the new Intestacy Laws mean?

The Inheritance and Trustee Powers Act 2014 came into force on 1st October 2014. The Act made some amendments to the laws relating to Intestacy (dying without having made a valid Will). Many people assume that if they die intestate, all their property will automatically go to their spouse or partner. This is not necessarily…