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What authority do you have to manage your parent’s affairs if they cannot?

15/06/2018

What authority do you have to manage your parent’s affairs if they cannot? Planning for your own future can often

Whiskers LLP are proud to support Reza Sabzevari in his greatest aquatic challenge!

Reza, a Partner at Whiskers LLP, will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie by facing the

Stamp duty changes for first time buyers

15/05/2018

Stamp duty changes for first time buyers: what does it all mean? In the Budget 2017, it was announced that

Legacies……

20/04/2018

If I asked you what “legacy” meant you would probably say a gift of money or a gift of a

Why do I need a Solicitor to move house?

22/03/2018

The average person living in the UK will move house at least 8 times during their life. No wonder, then,

Family Separation

15/02/2018

Usually the start of a year can act as a catalyst for those contemplating ending their relationship. Whether you choose

Graham School of Dance

09/07/2017

Whiskers LLP are proud to have sponsored the Graham School of Dance in the Dance World Cup 2017. Over 4000 dancers from

Supporting Findacure’s first Gala Dinner

02/10/2016

Whiskers LLP are proud to have sponsored the top raffle prize at Findacure’s Gala Dinner on Friday 23rd September 2016.

Winter Walkies

10/02/2015

Whiskers LLP have entered 8 dogs for winter walkies, please help us raise funds for St Clare Hospice on the

Legacies……

20/04/2018

If I asked you what “legacy” meant you would probably say a gift of money or a gift of a personal item left to you by someone who has died. That would be correct. Did you know that there are three different types of legacy?

General legacies are gifts of a set sum of money or a specific personal item i.e. “I give £1,000 to my nephew Joe Public.”

Specific legacies are normally gifts determined by the word “my” i.e. I give all of my jewellery to my daughter.”

Demonstrative legacies is a gift that is to be paid for out of a specific asset i.e. “I give £1,000 to my nephew Joe Public to be paid from my current account numbered AB123456 with WorldWide Bank.”

However there is a legacy greater than any of the above and that is the legacy of leaving an up to date, validly executed Will. Some individuals see the making of a Will as tempting fate however your family will not feel this way should anything happen to you. A carefully thought out and drafted Will shows your family that you care enough about them to have taken the time to consider what should happen to your estate on death even if you find it difficult to think about. Appointing guardians for your children is a gift to them – it shows that you have thought about who you consider will be the best substitute parents for them in the event of your death and have legally made sure that that should happen. Leaving cash to a trust for a disabled child shows that you have not only considered their future but tried to secure it for them.

Our wills are carefully tailored to your needs and our caring, professional Wills & Probate Team lawyers will not only listen to you but provide legal advice and assistance throughout the whole will drafting process to ensure that your will caters for your family, your children, your grandchildren and friends and other beneficiaries.

Please call a member of our Wills & Probate team, to discuss making a Will of your own. The greatest legacy of them all.

Harlow: 01279 439439
Epping: 01992 561111
Stortford: 01279 501550
enquiries@whiskers.co.uk


By Janine Moore
Whiskers LLP
Head of Wills & Probate Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford

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