Latest News with UK Wills tag

Holborn Assets: 4 Differences Between Wills and Trusts

27th November 2015

People often get confused when it comes to Wills and Trusts.  Although you may be aware that both are useful and can collaborate together to execute and complete an estate plan – they serve two different purposes. Below, we have compiled a quick list of key differences between the two: A Will goes into effect […]

10 Things You Should Know About Wills in the UK

10th August 2015

A Will is an essential document.  We take a closer look at what a Will actually does and why it matters so much: – You are eligible to draw up a Will as soon as you turn 18 years of age (applicable in the UK). – If you die intestate (without a Will), the state will […]

How to Make or Update a Will

9th April 2015

A Will (sometimes also called Last Will and Testament) is a legal document where a person (called Testator) formulates wishes concerning the management and distribution of his or her estate after death. Although it mainly applies to material possessions, a Will can also cover other issues, such as selecting a guardian to one’s children. Why […]

How Can Forced Heirship Be Avoided?

22nd March 2015

In the previous article we have explained the basic mechanism of forced heirship, which applies in most of the world’s countries, including continental Europe and the Middle East. These jurisdictions restrict your freedom of testation to some extent and a portion of your estate must always be passed to protected heirs, such as surviving spouse […]

Why Expats Need to Think About Wills

18th March 2015

British Expat working abroad without a Will? Protect your family, savings and investments for total peace of mind. Why expats need a Will If you’re an expat living in a foreign country and die without a valid Will there could be severe consequences There may be difficulty unfreezing bank accounts and other assets There may be conflict […]