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    A selection of articles which have appeared in our quarterly newsletter on the subject of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trusts.
    IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO FIGHT A LEGAL CASE WHERE A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER IS DISINHERITED?
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    20 Sep

    IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO FIGHT A LEGAL CASE WHERE A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER IS DISINHERITED?

    IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO FIGHT A LEGAL CASE WHERE A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER IS DISINHERITED? The Daily Mail reported recently the case of Brian Cole, who committed suicide in August 2013, over 6 years ago. ...
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    SHOULD I CHANGE MY WILL IF MY PARTNER GOES INTO CARE?
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    20 Sep

    SHOULD I CHANGE MY WILL IF MY PARTNER GOES INTO CARE?

    SHOULD I CHANGE MY WILL IF MY PARTNER GOES INTO CARE? Many of us have simple “Mirror Wills” and a jointly owned house, and maybe if we are lucky some savings. What should I do if my partner starts t...
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    CAN I MAKE A WILL DURING LOCKDOWN?
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    20 Sep

    CAN I MAKE A WILL DURING LOCKDOWN?

    CAN I MAKE A WILL DURING LOCKDOWN? Many readers will be asking, is it possible to write a Will in the current situation with the Coronavirus? Well it is a good question to ask, and there isn’t a s...
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    Should I mention my dog in my Will?
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    20 Sep

    Should I mention my dog in my Will?

    Should I mention my dog in my Will? Reading in a popular paper recently, it explained a sad situation, where an old person had died, with no close family, but a dog. Sadly, the police had ente...
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    Can I still make a Will after Lockdown?
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    29 Aug

    Can I still make a Will after Lockdown?

    Can I still make a Will after Lockdown? Many readers will be asking, is it possible to write a Will in the current situation with the Coronavirus? Well it is a good question to ask, and there isn’...
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    Situation with Mother-in-Law Living in the House
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    3 Feb

    Situation with Mother-in-Law Living in the House

    A client told me about a situation some friends are in. It would appear, it is not totally unique, and talking to others, the situation may be on the increase. I have listed below some of the commo...
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    Can I and My Wife Transfer Our House to Our Children to Reduce Inheritance Tax?
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    3 Feb

    Can I and My Wife Transfer Our House to Our Children to Reduce Inheritance Tax?

    Reading in a popular newspaper a reader had written in asking this question. The article made the point, that the reader would need to make sure they were legally protected, and could remain in...
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    What Can I Do If I Have an Inheritance Tax Liability?
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    3 Feb

    What Can I Do If I Have an Inheritance Tax Liability?

    Inheritance tax has been described as a voluntary tax. It is true if you are wealthy, and you give your assets away, well in advance of dying, you might be able to avoid it. Sadly, many of us don’...
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    Why is Mental Capacity Important When Making a Will?
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    3 Feb

    Why is Mental Capacity Important When Making a Will?

    The majority of Wills written shouldn’t create a problem when the person making the Will, the testator dies. Most are perfectly fair, leaving everything to a spouse, and failing that the children...
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    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.
    The Will is just plain and simply what I wanted it to be.
    JD, Kendal
    Mr Paul Rodman has provided an excellent service,  which we would gladly and highly recommend. We found Mr Rodman to be very approachable...
    Linda and Henry Bond, Holme Carnforth 
    “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