201710.04

“I’ll leave it to the cats’ home !”

It’s a fact – you do have the right in law to leave your money to anyone you like – even the cats’ home – and I’m sure they would be very grateful. The problem comes when you don’t provide for certain categories of dependents who can argue they are entitled in law to receive…

201508.05

“I’ll cut you off without a penny …!”

Sounds dramatic, I know, but it might have been said by the mother (Mrs. Jackson) to her only child (Heather) in the case of Ilott v Mitson when Heather ran away from home almost 40 years ago.  This case hit the headlines recently – “Your will can be ignored say judges” in The Daily Telegraph.  As ever, newspaper headlines…

201506.11

It’s never too late ……..

Who believes in the myth of the “Common Law Spouse” ? You do ? Well, in that case, this post, courtesy of my colleague, Vijaya Sumputh, Family Law Solicitor here at Curwens, will make interesting reading………(spread the word…) “According to recent census data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of over-65 couples…

201305.14

Why make a will

The saddest comment I hear from bereaved clients is that they have been searching the house top to bottom and phoning around to local solicitors, looking for the will of their loved one, at a time when the last thing they need is more stress and aggravation.  Even if the will says more or less…