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Don’t Sleepwalk into Intestacy

Don’t Sleepwalk into Intestacy

From: Steve Worsfold at Sussex Will Writers ​Office: 01903 533681Email: info@sussexwillwriters.co.uk Intestacy is dying without a Will. Intestacy means the state dictates the distribution of your estate. The laws of intestacy have little regard to your family...

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Probate Registry Timescales

Probate Registry Timescales

From: Steve Worsfold at Sussex Will Writers  PROBATE REGISTRY TIMESCALES FEBRUARY 2021 Timescales at the Probate Registry and for the Probate service overall have been fluctuating ever since the controversial announcement was made back in 2018 to increase the Probate...

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The Dangers of a DIY Will

The Dangers of a DIY Will

From: The Society of Will Writers  In our first article of the year, we looked at the reasons why you should make a Will (if you have not already of course) and what a Will enables you to do i.e. appoint guardians and specify how your estate should be distributed and...

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Weird Wills – Having the Last Laugh

Weird Wills – Having the Last Laugh

Shakespeare's Will Crown Copyright courtesy of The National Archivesby Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers Writing a will is an important task and one that shouldn’t be neglected. A Will is there to distribute your estate to the people you want to inherit and to...

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The Protection of Powers of Attorney

The Protection of Powers of Attorney

by Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers People who make Wills know that, unfortunately, they will always come into effect eventually – after all death is one of the few certainties. We all hope however, that we will retain our physical and mental abilities throughout...

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Sunlife Cost of Dying Report 2021

Sunlife Cost of Dying Report 2021

Welcome to the Sunlife Cost of Dying Report 2021 With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every walk of life in 2020, we knew that 2021’sCost of Dying report was going to be a little different. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that the cost of a basic funeralhas...

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Britain’s Most Hated Tax

Britain’s Most Hated Tax

by Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers It is no Longer Possible to Confidently Predict the Inheritance Tax (IHT) Payable on Your Estate Without a Review of Your Will.  New research has revealed that Inheritance Tax (IHT) rates in the UK are more than double the EU...

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Choosing A Guardian for Your Children

Choosing A Guardian for Your Children

by Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers Most of us have probably come across the term “guardian” or “guardianship,” but have you ever stopped to think about whether this is something you need to put in place? As a parent, it may be something you think you may never...

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Do You Need to Review Your Will?

Do You Need to Review Your Will?

by Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers Well done – you’ve  written your Will! But when was the last time you reviewed it? We recommend that you review your Will every 5 years. Have your circumstances changed ? If you answer “Yes” to any of the following questions,...

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COVID-19-Update

COVID-19-Update

Sussex Will Writers are aware that the ongoing development of the coronavirus health crisis is a growing concern for the nation and people are recommended to take precautionary action to stay safe. We are taking the coronavirus very seriously and are able to carry out...

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How to Contest a Will

It is such a shame that in todays’ society, will disputes are becoming increasingly common. Reasons for this of course vary but it is generally down to “who gets what” and the value of the estate which is involved in the decision making when contesting a Will. When a...

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10 Myths About Wills

10 Myths About Wills

We recently had a look at some myths with Lasting Powers of Attorney, so here are 10 common misconceptions about writing a Will. 1. “I already have a will – I don’t need a new one” You already have a will in place. Great! Do you know where it is? Even if you have a...

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