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Our Blogs

A selection of articles which have appeared in our quarterly newsletter on the subject of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trusts.
WHY WOULD YOU BUY YOUR FUNERAL PLAN IN ADVANCE?
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25 Sep

WHY WOULD YOU BUY YOUR FUNERAL PLAN IN ADVANCE?

That is a good question. Surely, you must have better things to spend your money on! If you have plenty of money, and close family, you might think they can sort everything out after your day. It i...
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BE CAREFUL WITH LOW PRICE INTERNET WILLS
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25 Sep

BE CAREFUL WITH LOW PRICE INTERNET WILLS

When buying anything, there is typically a normal price you might expect to pay. If you are offered something much cheaper, there is generally a good reason why. For example, it could be a piece of f...
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IF I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY SHOULD I TAKE OUT A NEW LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?
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25 Sep

IF I HAVE AN ENDURING POWER OF ATTORNEY SHOULD I TAKE OUT A NEW LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?

Although “Lasting Powers of Attorneys” have been around for 12 years now, there are still lots of people with the older “Enduring Powers of Attorneys”. Questions can arise about these, and the differe...
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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MUSIC FOR YOUR FUNERAL?
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14 Jun

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MUSIC FOR YOUR FUNERAL?

When writing a Will, it is a good time to think about your funeral. The obvious questions arise, whether you would like to be buried or cremated, and where. It is also wise to think about the practica...
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DO CHILDREN STILL BENEFIT IF THEY ARE ADOPTED AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS DIE AND THERE IS NO WILL?
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14 Jun

DO CHILDREN STILL BENEFIT IF THEY ARE ADOPTED AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS DIE AND THERE IS NO WILL?

When it comes to Wills, it gets more complicated when children are put up for adoption, or adopted by a new parent. A further complication is the situation where there is no Will, and we need to consi...
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MY HUSBAND WON’T MAKE A WILL, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
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14 Jun

MY HUSBAND WON’T MAKE A WILL, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Last week I had a meeting with a lady who was very concerned her husband won’t make a Will. Their situation was not uncommon. They are in their 50’s, and both have grown up children from previous marr...
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DO A MARRIED COUPLE NEED A WILL?
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14 Jun

DO A MARRIED COUPLE NEED A WILL?

If a couple are married, and don’t have Wills, it is often assumed that on death, everything will pass to each other. Some people may say for this reason, they don’t need a Will. So let’s consider ...
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THINKING ABOUT EQUITY RELEASE
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7 Mar

THINKING ABOUT EQUITY RELEASE

If you are reaching retirement age, or already retired, it may seem like a great idea to draw capital or income from your home, especially if you are struggling financially. Some lenders talk abou...
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WILLS FOR COUPLES IN SECOND MARRIAGES
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7 Mar

WILLS FOR COUPLES IN SECOND MARRIAGES

You might ask, how do you write your Will, if you have been married or in a relationship before, and have children? Some readers may not be aware, that if you have simple “mirror” Wills, leavin...
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HOW OUR SERVICE OPERATES – 7 STAGES
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7 Mar

HOW OUR SERVICE OPERATES – 7 STAGES

New customers are quite rightly often unsure how our service operates. Below I have given insight into our service and highlighted a few points you may find helpful: 1) Firstly we make an appoi...
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CAN YOU AVOID PAYING CARE FEES?
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15 Dec

CAN YOU AVOID PAYING CARE FEES?

The problem of who pays for long term care isn’t going to go away. This can mean care in your own home, or care in rest home or nursing home. With an ageing population the potential cost of pro...
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SOLE DIRECTOR OF A LIMITED COMPANY DIES?
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15 Dec

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SOLE DIRECTOR OF A LIMITED COMPANY DIES?

There are around 5.7 million small limited companies operating in the UK. These businesses employ over 16 million people. Of the limited companies, in 2017, 60% are “Sole Proprietorships” meaning ...
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ARE YOU A TRUSTEE IN A WILL AND UNSURE OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS?
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15 Dec

ARE YOU A TRUSTEE IN A WILL AND UNSURE OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS?

If ever you read a Will, it is quite common for it to say something like “I leave my residual estate to my son John; but if he should fail to survive me the gift should be shared equally between h...
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IS IT RIGHT TO ALWAYS BE “FAIR” TO ALL CHILDREN WHEN WRITING YOUR WILL?
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15 Dec

IS IT RIGHT TO ALWAYS BE “FAIR” TO ALL CHILDREN WHEN WRITING YOUR WILL?

Reading in the Daily Telegraph recently, it gave details of the Will of the mother of Chris Evans, who sadly passed away recently, leaving an estate of around £130,000. Mrs Evans had left her esta...
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What our Clients Say

We are always delighted to receive feedback from our clients. Here are some recent testimonials we have received.
“Mr Rodman was so easy to talk to, very understanding and I felt I had all the time I needed to discuss with him making my Will, I never fel...
Mrs J F, Kendal
“We found Mr Rodman very helpful in a difficult situation.”
PB, Endmoor, Cumbria
“A great personal service.”
GA, West Cumbria
“We were impressed by your patience and understanding.”
CC Sedbergh, Cumbria
“My partner and I needed to update our Will due to a change of circumstances. We choose Paul Rodman of Kendal Wills to do this. The old Join...
RP, Carnforth, Lancashire
“My wife and I asked Paul to assist us in creating our Wills. Perhaps not the most straightforward of Wills. I am a company director and lan...
Steve & Diane, Bare, Morecambe
“I recently asked Paul Rodman from Kendal Wills to review my existing will and to create a new one, as my current circumstances had changed....
Mark, Bolton le Sands