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Wills In Lock Down – Naomi Pinder

More people than ever are worrying about what would happen to their estates after they have died, the current pandemic has heightened everyone’s awareness and our own mortality is no longer a taboo subject.   Most people understand that making a Will is a good idea, but many people also put it on...
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Reasons Why Young Parents Should Make Wills – Naomi Pinder

When my son told me that he and his wife were expecting a baby I was overjoyed, and then I asked him if he had life insurance. My son’s reply was that he didn’t need it because he had death in service at work, so I asked him what would happen if he was no longer working at that place when he died. The ans...
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Bereavement And Probate During Covid-19 – Naomi Pinder

It is a great privilege and blessing to be able to help families after the loss of a loved one. The legal and financial matters can seem like an unwelcome maze which becomes overwhelming, at a time when families need to remember their cherished mum or dad, son or daughter, brother or sister, husband or wife.<...
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Government Issue Advice For Safe Funerals

Public Health England and leading faith leaders have suggested that funerals should uphold social distancing guidance by severely limiting those able to attend.   Funeral directors and faith leaders are set to restrict the number of mourners to the deceased’s household.   The guidance ...
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Coronavirus, Strange Times for Wills – Naomi Pinder

Last week I went to London to spend time with my son and his family, two gorgeous little girls, the elder has just started calling me Nana and giving me big hugs and kisses! Delightful and such a blessing to me. I had intended staying for the week, but I came home early once “They” started talking about a...
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A Secret Garden, aka Trusts and Leases! Naomi Pinder

There is a scene in the film Notting Hill when Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts seek access to a hidden communal garden secreted away in the middle of London mansions.  I thought it was all so romantic, so I was intrigued to be instructed in relation to another hidden s...
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New Rules about who inherits if you die without a Will (Intestacy)

If a person dies after 6th February without leaving a valid Will and leaves a lawful spouse or civil partner and children, the spouse or civil partner inherits £270,000 of the estate and the balance above this figure is divided in half and the spouse or civil partner receives half of the balance a...
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