All posts related to Family & personal, Wills and power of attorney(Page 1 of 2) by Everyday Law UK blog

5 reasons why it’s worth conducting an asset search on a deceased estate during probate

probate

When a person dies, it’ll be necessary to go through probate to administer their estate and assets, but how do you know what assets they have? Here are 5 reasons […]

A guide to mirror wills – What are they and why are they important?

mirror wills

More than half of the UK adult population either choose to not have a will or simply don’t recognise the importance of one – but few realise the negative consequences […]

How do I make a will?

will

At Rocket Lawyer UK, we’ve helped to answer over 10,000 legal questions from our members since 2012. From doing some analysis we’ve managed to pick out some common issues that […]

Can you write your will onto a blockchain? – Smart contracts

blockchain

Technology keeps evolving and changing. Emerging technology brings innovation and enhances our daily lives. In fact, it’s so innovative that it’s disrupting entire industries and changing the way we live. […]

Digital assets – What happens to these when you die?

Digital assets

As someone who has grown up in the digital age, a large portion of my life is contained virtually. I have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, YouTube, Amazon… […]

Make your Will for free in 30 minutes

Make a Will Month

There are lots of reasons why people put off creating a Will, but doing so can cause a lot of problems for your loved ones in the future. Protect your […]

Wills – Store in a cool & dry place

Storing your will

So you’ve finally created your Last will and testament. Good job! Creating and executing your will is an important task. But it’s not the final task. There’s just one more […]

How to sign your will correctly

You’ve decided to leave all of your worldly possessions to your pet dog Fluffy. She’s charming, loyal and has provided years of faithful companionship (and you’ve spent a small fortune […]

When there’s a will there’s a way – Probate explained

When there's a will there's a way - Probate explained

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

FAQ: Contesting a will, intestacy & inheritance tax

Contesting a will, IHT & Intestacy

Following our blog last month on Estate Planning FAQs I’ve been looking at more questions our customers send us about wills and estates, including contesting a will, the intestacy rules […]

What is estate planning? FAQ: Estate Planning

FAQs: Estate planning

A large majority of questions we get at Rocket Lawyer are about creating wills, trusts and power of attorney documents.

Care costs and the impact on inheritance

The continuing roll-out of inheritance tax reforms is lessening many people’s concerns about their family’s inheritance being eaten into by the demands of the taxman. The impact of care costs, […]