Posts Tagged: Making A Will Strathaven

Craig and Donna – For Better

Craig and Donna – For Better The doors slide open to reveal a visibly shattered Donna almost sleep walking towards intensive care.  It has been a devastating three weeks since Craig’s stroke. But there is some hope where, realistically, there shouldn’t have been any. Craig was in this very hospital visiting a patient when he… Read more »

Rectifying an incorrectly signed Will

The UK Supreme Court ruled last week that the Will of a man who had signed his wife’s identical Will by mistake could be rectified after his death. It is an unusual case, which highlights the need to take care with the formalities of making a Will. The case concerned a Mr and Mrs Rawlings,… Read more »

Families find financial discussions difficult

Conversations about retirement and aging are always tricky – as shown by a recent American study that found a significant lack of proactive discussion and engagement between family members on key financial topics. The company behind the research, wealth management firm Merrill Lynch, says that this is a cause for concern, as a lack of… Read more »

Less importance given to leaving an inheritance

A quarter of over-75s (25%) – and more than a fifth of over-55s in total (21%) – have given a cash loan to family members instead of leaving an inheritance, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report. The findings also show nearly one in ten over-55s regularly give money to family to avoid inheritance tax… Read more »