What to Do When Someone Dies Without a WillWhat to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

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What to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

Hello, my name is Kerry. Last year my mother died suddenly. When we went through her papers, we discovered she didn't have a will. My mother had been married to another man before she met my father and I had a couple of step brothers. Unfortunately, they turned up on our doorstep and started to demand that we hand over my mother's life savings to them and their family. I contacted a lawyer who specialises in probate law. She talked me through my case and explained how we would defend it in court. Thankfully, the matter was resolved to my satisfaction and I could start to grieve for my mother. I decided to start this blog to help others who have a contested will on their hands.

Reasons To Revise Your Will

Wills are essential in dictating the distribution of people's estates. A will also cover various issues such as guardianship, end-of-life instructions, and management of digital assets. Still, your will requires constant revision to ensure its details are valid, updated and applicable. This piece discusses instances when you should revise your will.  Change in marital status Your will is no longer valid if you wrote it when you did not have a spouse. Read More 

How Do You Know if There Is a Warrant for Your Arrest?

The idea of an unknown warrant for your arrest, lurking and waiting for you, is never pleasant. Maybe you were involved in something that happened right before you moved, and you don't know if a warrant was issued, or maybe you know someone tried to commit a crime using your name. Either way, if you find out there is a warrant, you need to protect yourself immediately by getting very good legal help. Read More 

Can You Attach Conditions to Clauses within Your Will?

You may be thinking about creating your last will and testament so that you give clear instructions to those who survive you and can be happy with what happens to your assets. But you may want to exercise a degree of control, especially when it comes to some of your more prized assets and the potential beneficiaries. Did you know that you can, in some circumstances, attach conditions to the information in your will? Read More 

Why You Should Hire a Divorce Lawyer

Marriage isn't all rosy, but if you and your better half are committed to making it work, you can always get through. That said, not all marriages culminate in happily ever after — and that's okay. If your marriage has broken down irretrievably for one reason or another and you want to end it, getting a divorce is a route you should consider. But should you embark on the divorce journey on your own? Read More