NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS, NEW WILL!

New Year resolutions. We’ve been making them and breaking them since time immemorial. As the ever-faithful Wikipedia points out, the ancient Babylonians did it. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god, Janus, from whom January gets its name. The Mediaeval era saw knights, at the end of each Christmas season, take more »

SEVEN REASONS TO MAKE A WILL RIGHT NOW

Reason 1: To protect your children You’re married or living with your partner and you both have children from previous relationships.  How do you ensure that your respective children receive a fair share of your estate?  A tricky issue for sure. Yet, there are various ways to achieve this. The most important thing, is for more »

HAVE WILL – will travel!

Every year, as summer approaches, I wonder if the Will writing business will slacken over the holiday period. ‘After all’, I reason to myself, ‘people are on downtime, they’re relaxing with their families and busy keeping the kids entertained.’ Yet, without fail, the opposite is true.

I find that holiday preparations are a common trigger for people to call me in a panic, wondering if it’s possible to get a Will drafted before they jet off.  So, far from being quiet, business tends to get a tad hectic!

Letter of Wishes

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO WRITE A LETTER OF WISHES WITH YOUR WILL

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO WRITE A LETTER OF WISHES WITH YOUR WILL 1. If you have appointed Guardians for your children Lots of people use their Wills to appoint Guardians if they have children under the age of eighteen. And that’s an important reason to have a Will written. I don’t though want more »

WHAT MAKES YOUR LIFE WORTH LIVING?

WHAT MAKES YOUR LIFE WORTH LIVING?  I’ve recently finished reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.  I chose to read it because I knew that it asked the Big Questions. You know the ones: what gives life meaning, what’s the meaning of life, and how to face death and come to terms with it.  more »