A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Mon/Fri 9am-6pm       Sat/Sun 2pm-6pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info


What are we each entitled to in our divorce settlement?

What does the law say about how to split the house, how to share pensions and other assets, and how much maintenance is payable.

What steps can we take to reach a fair agreement?

The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

What is a Consent Order and why do we need one?

A Consent Order is a legally binding document that finalises a divorcing couple's agreement on property, pensions and other assets.


Do you need help sorting out a fair financial settlement?

Our consultant service offers expert advice and support to help you reach agreement on a fair financial settlement quickly, and for less than a quarter of the cost of using a traditional high street solicitor.


Wills

  • Fish19
  • Fish19's Avatar Posted by
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
More
10 Aug 16 #482337 by Fish19
Topic started by Fish19
Hi All - just wondered if anyone had any success with online Wills, and POA? And if so, where can I download the forms?

TIA!

F xx

  • WYSPECIAL
  • WYSPECIAL's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
10 Aug 16 #482341 by WYSPECIAL
Reply from WYSPECIAL
What do you mean by success?

If you get your Will wrong you won't be around to see the aftermath.

  • Fish19
  • Fish19's Avatar Posted by
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
More
10 Aug 16 #482342 by Fish19
Reply from Fish19
Ha ha! But you may have done one for a relative that has now passed!
Alternatively I meant a website that makes it simple to download the forms, perhaps has good advice and instructions... ;)

  • rubytuesday
  • rubytuesday's Avatar
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
More
10 Aug 16 #482346 by rubytuesday
Reply from rubytuesday
DIY Wills are not always the money-saving exercise people may think them to be - and can often lead to complications for the grieving family, or even the will itself being invalid. Most solicitors will offer a low cost will writing service, and some charities will offer a free will in exchange for a small bequest being left to them in your will.

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/article...hat-you-need-to-know

www.solicitorsjournal.com/comment/dangers-diy-wills

  • .Charles
  • .Charles's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
15 Aug 16 #482526 by .Charles
Reply from .Charles
It is also worth noting that your estate may exceed the current nil rate band which means that your estate will pay tax upon your death.

There are very simple ways to avoid the tax by planning in advance. These aren't tax loopholes, they are incentives which are meant to be used so you will sell yourself short by not using them.

In order to plan for tax though, you need to ensure your Will is binding and that any gifts or beneficial entitlements do not fail due to technicalities.

I have worked in the law for many years and would never dream of making my own Will, there is too much to go wrong.

Even if your Will is valid, it is possible for this to be challenged particularly if you do not make adequate provision for dependents or you favour one sibling/child over another. It's a minefield.

Charles

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11