Russell and Russell share some thoughts around protecting your personal legal rights
Now the celebrations of Christmas and New Year are over, many people will turn their thoughts to the year ahead. Plans for diets, fitness regimes, holidays and moving home are just some of the best intentions we start the year with.
But one thing that many people leave off the ‘to do’ list is to make a will. While it’s not as exciting as booking a cruise, a will is probably one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make.
Research carried out by Royal London revealed that 54% of the adult population doesn’t have a will. For me, as a solicitor, this is a very scary statistic.
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Cohabitation: protecting your assets
Buying a house with your partner is an exciting time; it’s the start of your life together, but before you get swept away on a wave of domestic bliss, it’s important to make sure you protect yourself in case anything goes wrong. It’s an awful thing to have to think about and no one wants to believe it will happen to them but unfortunately, sometimes, it’s a fact of life.
Couples who cohabit are not covered by the laws affecting married partners and contrary to popular belief, you’re not automatically entitled to your partner’s estate if you separate or something happens to them – even if you have been living together for a long time. In this article, we’ve set out a few things you need to think about before you take the plunge.
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