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SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2017

The 2017 SunLife Cost of Dying report was published this autumn and clearly shows the increase in funeral costs in the last decade.  They have risen well above the rate of inflation, and the report sets out actual and projected costs of a basic funeral year on year....

The Very Public Battle over Lynda Bellingham’s Estate

Gail Church of Bicester Wills & Probate tells her readers of her latest Newsletter of how Lynda could have prevented the fallout between her two sons and her husband over the proceeds of her estate. Lynda died from cancer in 2014 having 10 months previously...

Life after death of a spouse

The immediate life following the death of your spouse is a difficult time. Handling the grief and everything else that you have become responsible for can be overwhelming. It’s probable that there were changes to your household income when your partner died so you...

Choosing a Professional Attorney

Setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to know that if you lose mental capacity, either temporarily or permanently, in the future your affairs will be taken care of. In an ideal world, the person (or persons) you appoint as your attorney would be a...

Live and Let Die – What would you do?

Sadly passing away on the 23rd May 2017, Sir Roger Moore was famous for being the longest serving Bond in the whole history of 007, stepping into the iconic role for seven films in total. Hitting our screens in 1973, Live and Let Die is remembered as one of the...

Making sense of Wills – The Jargon

When it comes to sorting out a Will, there’s an awful lot of jargon to try to make sense of. Here are some of the most common terms you’ll come across, and what they really mean. Assets: These are the valuable items you own and cover your possessions, property, cash,...