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.
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 »
There is a lot of talk around the importance of writing a will to ensure that
your money, property, and other assets are bequeathed to the family members or
children that you wish to nominate as beneficiaries of your estate.
However, did you know that there are certain types of financial assets and
property that you should not or cannot include in your will?
These types of assets are usually jointly owned or contain some sort of
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If you have recently been considering making a will then you may have stumbled
across one of the many online will writing services.
While this may look like a fast, efficient way to prepare your last will and
testament, it may have left you with some unanswered questions.
Here we will take a look at the positives and negatives of using an online
service for your will preparation.
Preparing a will online saves a trip to the solicitors office and means that you
can write your Read More »