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?

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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 Edemariam, author,...

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 grief and stress. Emma Freud wrote...

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...

…Gail made it a painless and thought provoking exercise…

Will Writing Service

Do I have to pay Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is the amount of tax payable by the estate of a deceased person. The estate is made up of all the deceased's assets: house, car, savings and investments, cash, jewellery and so on.  The liabilities, such as mortgage, credit card debt, loans,...

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 planning.  There's no need to...

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

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 proactive in...

Strange Wills!

10 Of The Strangest Wills Of All Time The Guardian, 25 August 2015   10 Of The Strangest Wills Of All Time This article makes for interesting reading!!  We were fascinated by how some people want to use their Will to show their love to their nearest and...

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 executed a...