Category Archive: Wills

Coronavirus: Is now the right time to create or update your Will?

The world-wide COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has everyone thinking about what might happen if the disease spreads more fully and rapidly across the general population. Despite best efforts to contain the outbreak, people in lots of countries around the world have contracted Coronavirus. That highlights the need for people to plan for whatever could possibly happen….

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Meet one of our Private Client team, Sarah Morgan!

Name: Sarah Morgan Job Title: Legal Secretary 1.What is your role at Tayntons? Legal Secretary in the Private Client/Wills and Probate Department assisting a number of fee earners. 2. How long have you worked at Tayntons? 9 years this year! 3. What led you to this career? At first I wanted a change from my…

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New Year, New Will

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about New Years resolution and how making a Will should be a top priority of 2020 – New Year, New Will. Janine Guthrie from our Private Client department were on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: 1. Talk…

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Leaving a gift to a Charity in your Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how a Solicitor can help you include a gift to charity in your Will. Ruth Appleton from our Private Client department was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the benefits of leaving a gift…

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Making a Will? The formalities are strict so always consult a Lawyer first!

The formalities that must be met when making a will are strict and failing to adhere to them to the letter can result in your wishes being frustrated after your death. That is exactly what happened in one case in which a generous mother’s final will was declared invalid by the High Court. What happened?…

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The importance of making a Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about the misconception that Wills are only for older people. We’ve set out our answers out below: At what point in their life can someone make a will? And at what point should they make a will? You can make a Will at any point in…

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Seeking professional advice when drafting a Will is key.

Making a will without professional advice is a positive invitation to dispute after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a vulnerable alcoholic who had a pint of beer in front of him when he signed will forms in a pub, leaving everything he owned to a taxi driver who had…

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Making a will for those with no family Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how you can write a Will if you have no family relationships. Courtney Rooney and Janine Guthrie from our Private Client department were on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: For someone who has no living relatives…

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Being an Executor of a Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about being named as an Executor and the role of an Executor entails. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Janine Guthrie, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the key things to think about if you’ve been…

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Marriage & Your Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat yesterday on Twitter answering questions about Marriage & Your Will. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Janine Guthrie, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. 1. How does getting married or entering into a civil partnership affect your will? It revokes your Will…

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