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inheritance tax and gifts

Be Careful What You Wish For…

Being given a gift is not always for the best…   We have all been in the position in life where we could do with a little extra cash, and wouldn’t it be nice if you were lucky enough to receive it? Not necessarily. We sat down with Simple Will Director, Phil Izzard who told …

The Cost of Dying Without a Will

Arethra Franklin, Prince and Bob Marley – what do they all have in common? They all died without a will. The only thing in life that is certain is that we will all die, so why are more and more people dying without making a will? Arethra Franklin, who left us in 2018 was one …

Strange things left in Wills

The Strangest Things left in Wills

When you have your Last Will and Testament written, alongside giving your whole estate to your partner, children or family, you can also leave “specific bequests”. These are often sentimental items or items of a high value, or something you feel that person will treasure and remember you by. For fact Friday, we have been …

Legal Will Writing

At Simple Will our aim is to provide all of our clients with a Legal Will Writing Service that is Simple, and ensures that you have a Legal form of instructions in place. 66% of the UK do not have a Legal Will or Valid Will in place, and a huge amount of these people …

Executors

Nominating Executors Executor(s) are the individuals that you nominate within your will to conclude your estate when you pass away. In simpler terms, they are responsible for organising your money and assets when you pass, and following the wishes in your will. It is therefore very important that you carefully consider who you nominate to …

Storage and Aftercare

At Simple Will we provide a Secure Storage and Aftercare Service for a minimal cost. You may think that keeping your will at home once it has been written will be safe, however what might happen if it fell into the wrong hands or was accidentally destroyed? When you are not here, issues could arise …