Now the hangover has passed and we are back into daily routine here are three
simple things you should sort out in the New Year to keep your AFFairs In Order
(thats the origin of the affio name).
1. Write your Will – it should take between half an hour and an hour to do on
affio. Print it, sign it in front of witnesses and put it somewhere safe.
Tell someone you trust where your Will is! Wills are much simpler than
people realise and it is better to have something and come back lat
A new exhibition at Somerset House in London is shining a light on William
Shakespeares life through legal documents and its centrepiece is the bard’s
Will and Testament. [http://www.bymewilliamshakespeare.org/shakespeares-will]
Notoriously Shakespeare left his second best bed to his wife Anne Hathaway –
not, it would seem, much of an inheritance for his wife! However her dowry and
the right to live in their house in Stratford-upon-Avon during her lifetime left
her relatively affluent.
In his mini-budget on Wednesday George Osborne confirmed that a couple would be
able to leave a home worth up to £1million to their children without incurring
any inheritance tax.
From 2017 a new transferable £175,000 allowance will be introduced for homes
being left to children or grandchildren to run alongside the existing £325,000.
He said “ the wish to pass something onto your children is a basic, human and
With this in mind then you would think that the majority of peo
“We must get the Will sorted” is a conversation couples have every few years. It
is often prompted by some family event or change in circumstance and may be
greeted by one of the parties with an unenthusiastic sigh, after all it all
sounds a bit of a chore.
What we have found at Affio is that far from being a chore it actually becomes a
very positive emotional experience. Think about it like this, you are spending
time really thinking about the life you have built and the things you have now
If you haven’t made a will, you’re in good company — or should I say bad
company, because some of the excuses are up there with “the dog ate my
According to some research done last year, more than half the adult population
of the UK doesn’t have a will. Reasons why include: it will bring you bad luck,
and everyone knows you are bound to die as soon as you so much as think about
Then there’s the “I’m a busy person” routine. You just haven’t got round to it.
Free wills month is upon us and if you happen to be 55 or over this provides you
with the chance to create your will completely free of charge. If you have ever
considered making a will and have been baffled by the terminology this guide
will provide a fast reference for common rules and terminology in plain English.
1.What Makes A Will Valid?
It must be made by a person who is of sound mind who is over 18, voluntarily and
without pressure. It must be signed by 2 witnesses that are not benefic Read More »
You may have seen notices or advertisements promoting Free Wills Month. If you
are not sure what it is all about then this article will help you to understand
what the Free Wills Month program is all about and learn about its benefits.
Free Wills Month takes place in March and October each year and offers you the
chance to prepare your will free of charge. The offer applies to those 55 years
of age and older and may be used to create your first will or to create a whole
new will even if you ha Read More »
You may already know that the month of October is Free Will Writing Month. This
is a great opportunity for those that haven't already prepared this vital
document to do so without charge.
For the entire month of October those aged 55 and over can write a will and
leave their estate, assets, and valuables to their loved ones. Appoint an
executor, name beneficiaries and make sure your legacy goes to the right people.
There are several places where you can write your will for free during the mont Read More »
When creating a will to document the division of an estate or assets, the
tendency can be to look for a will writing service that is located close by.
Historically the large majority of people have visited their town center or
high street and prepared their will with a local solicitor.
In fact, the term ‘will writing services near me’ scores very high for the
number of searches in Google’s engine.
This demonstrates that for those looking to write their will there is a common
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You have until June 4th to write your Will
register it for free with The National Will Register
[https://www.nationalwillregister.co.uk/aboutwillregistration.aspx] using code
The National Will Register is a trusted partner of the Law Society of England
and Wales. The register is used by individuals, families, organizations,
government agencies and law firms to register their will. There are over 8
mi Read More »