A scheme is being run aimed at keeping will writing costs down. Most people will want to ensure that their loved ones are left with a secure financial future. Yet, a huge majority of people under the age of 55 have yet to write a will, according to new figures from the Law Society. DIY wills Jonathan Smithers says that people need to think about using a professional for a will It is possible to write a will without paying a solicitor. ... Read more
Changes to the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will have come into force. For married couples with no children, the surviving partner will now inherit their spouse's entire estate, rather than £450,000 then half of the rest. For those with children, the surviving spouse will get the first £250,000 as before, but they will now get half of the remainder - rather than just interest ... Read more
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