Why not write a Will?

If you don’t have a Will…perhaps it is because you’ve simply never thought about it? 55% of adults in Britain still do not have a Will, and yet disputes about inheritance are on the increase. Writing a Will is the only way to ensure your exact wishes are known to your friends and family when you are not actually there to spell it out.

Are you prepared for all eventualities?

Sudden incapacitation, deteriorating illness or loss of ability to communicate means you may no longer be able to state your wishes at a time when you most want to be heard. Would it give you peace of mind to know that your affairs will be dealt with by someone you trust? With an LPA, you can rest assured that the person speaking for you is chosen and trusted by you.

Probate fees are set to rise

The Government has said that Probate Fees will increase in 2019. The fee accompanying a Probate application will be calculated on a sliding scale, likely to be around 0.5% of the value of the estate. This is a large increase on the current fee, which has not been well received in the private client sector.

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Leave your money to children or charity?!

Sheila Hancock, actress, is adamant that her children can work for their own success. She’s made provision for her own long term care, so as not to burden her children, and intends to leave her money to charity. For advice about your own estate, contact us at Bicester Wills.

Home Visits & Priority Service

We pride ourselves on putting our clients first. Our office is open for appointments on Saturday mornings, as well as on weekdays, to ensure our clients can access our services when they have the time to do so. There are times when clients can’t come to us at all. We understand this.

What costs are associated with funerals?

Funeral costs matter! The BBC reports that funeral providers are competing to reduce their prices. You may have seen funeral providers advertise 'reduced fees' in national and local press too. But what does 'reduced fees' in relation to funeral providers really mean?...

…Gail made it a painless and thought provoking exercise… Will Writing Service

Hidden charges in Wills drafted by banks

Many people have had their Will drawn up by a bank, appointing the bank as Executor. This enables them to charge a large fee for their probate services, leaving less money in the estate. Book your free Will review now, and we can ensure your Will carries out your wishes.

Marriage Matters…

Marriage matters... ...by which we mean, it makes a real difference to your Will! While all eyes are on Prince Harry and his bride this weekend, you can be sure there are advisers making sure their estate affairs are in order. Why?  Because their marriage changes...

Making a Living Will

Are there circumstances in which you would refuse life saving medical treatment? Are you concerned that your wishes may be ignored by those seeking to prolong your life? You can make a Living Will – properly known as an Advance Decision.

How do we cope with an aging population?

It’s a well known fact that advances in science and developments in healthcare have resulted in a population who live longer, but what are the practical implications on society and our resources?

Alzheimer’s Awareness

Alzheimer’s Awareness As Dementia Friends we strive to make planning for, and managing, life with dementia straightforward. All aspects of family life are affected by the disease, as Wendy Mitchell shares in her groundbreaking account of living with dementia. Aida...

Practicalities of Funeral Planning

Practicalities of Funeral Planning It's usually a time of shock and sorrow but, for those closest to the deceased, the immediate aftermath of death is dominated by the need to plan a funeral.  Logistics, family politics and cost can all weigh heavily, and add to the...

What is your digital legacy?

What is your digital legacy? Most of us leave digital footprints daily! We're Tweeting our opinions, Facebooking our friends and Instagramming our delicious meals and sunshine filled holidays, whilst LinkedIn showcases our careers and contacts. What happens to these...

Drop by & say hello!

Drop by & say hello!Join us on 3 February 2018 as we launch our monthly Saturday drop in advice clinic! Our office at 10 Crown Walk is open from 9am - noon on the first Saturday of each month.  Please stop by to ask your questions about all things estate...

Choosing a pre-paid funeral plan

When you're thinking about purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan, it can be hard to know where to start. There are various comparision sites, the individual providers have a great deal of hard copy and online information available, there are different payment and...

We’re A Dementia Friend

We're A Dementia Friend Bicester Wills has registered as a Dementia Friend, an initiative set up by the Alzheimer's Society. This provides us with a greater appreciation of the impact dementia has on our community, and gives us insight into ways in which we can be...