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We often come across estates with beneficiaries who are proving difficult to trace for a number of reasons. These reasons include family estrangement, death of the beneficiary, and poor drafting of a Will often by a non-professional person.

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I was interested to read the latest marriage rates statistics from the Office for Nationals Statistics. The bit that interested me most was that the greatest percentage increase in rates of marriage occurred amongst men and women aged 65 and over.

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A recent report from the Office for National Statistics shows that there was a slight increase in the number of people marrying in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available. Interestingly the greatest percentage increase was for men and …

Most Will clients that I advise do not appoint Neves as Executors in their Wills.  This is particularly true where a client has trusted family members or friends who could act.  If this is the case, the usual advice I give is that the friend or famil…

Unmarried couples – the significance of not having a Will

Of my circle of friends, many of us have now had our first child, but less than half of us with children are married. This is probably a fairly accurate reflection of relationships of thirty-…

Funding Options for Financial Matters: Addressing the “Power Imbalance”

It is often the case that parties to a divorce do not have the same financial resources at their disposal, for example, one party may have been a stay-at-home parent allowing th…