Who will raise your children after your death?

Who will raise your children after your death?

Nominating guardians in your will is essential to ensuring that if the worst happens, the people you trust and love are raising your loved ones.  Guardians oversee the general welfare of their wards.  They may choose their education, make health care and financial...
Dementia and the impact to your will

Dementia and the impact to your will

As our population lives longer, the prevalence of dementia is more common.   Current statistics from the Free State University of South Africa suggest that of the 30% of the ageing population who complain about poor memory, at least 10% may develop Alzheimer’s. ...
How do I sign my will in lockdown?

How do I sign my will in lockdown?

For people drafting a will under UK law, wherever they may be located, there is some good news from the UK government. Acknowledging these turbulent times, that are a prompt for many of us to review our life planning and make a will, there are some adaptations to the...
Aretha Franklin’s will discovered

Aretha Franklin’s will discovered

In September 2018, I wrote a blog about the death of the beloved Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  At the time of her passing, no will was found. Survived by her four sons, her estimated worth was $80 million (£62 million).  Under Michigan state law, without a will her...
Marriage or Civil Partnership?

Marriage or Civil Partnership?

As of the beginning of 2020 (and what a year it has been so far…..), British heterosexual couples can now formalise their legal relationship status with marriage or a civil partnership. Civil Partnerships were introduced in the UK in 2004 for same sex couples. ...
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