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Can I disinherit my child

Can I disinherit my child?


‘Can I disinherit my child?’ is a question that is asked of us way more than you might think. If you are in the position that you need to disinherit a child, you are not alone. In 2020, over 20% of our Will instructions involved disinheriting a child, or a spouse or former spouse. The…

ID Check Alpha Legal

Improvements to our ID check process

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We have made some improvements to our ID Check process for new clients. All responsible legal service providers should verify the identity of their clients. You can imagine the problems that occur when this isn’t carried out! We have to make sure that the person instructing a new Will, Trust or Power of Attorney is…

Intestacy Flowchart from Thoughtful Planning

What happens if you die without a Will?

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Is a copy of a Will valid?

Is a copy of a Will legally valid?

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A copy of a Will has absolutely no legal force whatsoever. Only the wet-signed, properly attested Will will ever be accepted as legal. This has always been the case, and there is no valid argument to change this in the future. However, we are asked “Is a copy of a Will legally valid?” quite often….

Will Codicil

Should I write a new will or do a codicil?

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What is a Codicil? A Codicil to a Will is a testamentary document which amends or explains a previous Will. For example, an amount going to a beneficiary, or a new charity beneficiary, or an amendment to funeral wishes. It can also be used to revoke part of a Will. Codicils were fairly common when…

10 reasons you might need a will

10 reasons you might need a Will

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I was at a networking meeting recently and a lady asked me, “Why would I need a Will? What times in my life should I think about it??”. Great question! There are so many reasons to make a will… So, here’s my list of the top 10 times you might need our services; You turn…

Signing a Will

Can you write your own Will?

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This is a really common question. If you search terms relating to Willwriting on Google, it is a very frequently asked question. Simply, the answer is yes you can. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea! Then again, I could build my own conservatory. I don’t have a clue about planning regulations, or how to…