Category Archive: Wills

Why you should make a Will and LPA if you are buying a property

Buying a property?  It’s time to make a Will and an LPA. If you are buying a property, you should make or review your Will and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for the following reasons: Property is one of the biggest assets you will own so it’s important to consider who you want to inherit…

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Why you need to make a Will and LPA if you are getting divorced or separated

Going through a divorce or separation?  It’s time to make a Will and an LPA. If you are getting divorced or separating from your spouse or partner, you should make or review your Will and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for the following reasons: Your previous Will remains valid even after your divorce. However, any…

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What will happen to your estate if you die without a Will?

When someone dies without leaving a Will, it can make things difficult for those left behind. We take a look at the problems that can arise and introduce the platform we have invested in to show clients exactly what might happen to their estate without a Will in place. Understanding intestacy A large proportion of…

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Probate pitfalls to avoid in estate administration

After someone dies, their affairs need to be wound up and their estate distributed to the beneficiaries entitled to inherit. This can often be time-consuming and complex. The person administering a will, known as the executor, has a duty to the estate to deal with the administration promptly and ensure that all of the liabilities…

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Using Will Power to become a Heart Hero

Gloucestershire’s premier law firm Tayntons has teamed up with South West charity Heart Heroes, to raise awareness of the benefits of leaving legacies to charities in your Will. Heart Heroes provide services for children with congenital heart disease and heart problems, to help them meet others who are in similar situations. Run entirely by volunteers,…

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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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