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Posts tagged “Wills”

Here is the opportunity you’ve all been waiting for … MG Legal is expanding its team! 
 
A boutique firm, established in 2010, and with offices in Garstang, Lancaster and Longridge, we’re looking for both a Private Client Solicitor and a Property Solicitor (or equivalent qualifications) to join our excellent team in our Preston-based offices, with occasional travel to our other locations. 
It’s the burning question on everyone’s lips since Aretha Franklin’s sad passing in August 2018: who will get her multi-million-dollar estate? When Aretha initially passed away, it was thought that she had not left a Will, but it has since been discovered that she has, in fact, left written instructions, which are thought to be her final Will. 
 
Multiple written notes were found as recently as 3rd May, two being locked in a closet, and one under – you won’t believe it – the sofa! We warn our clients to be careful with their Wills, if they decide to take the originals, and we would hope that they never leave the originals some as, frankly careless, as under their sofas! 
Following on from our previous blog on the circumstances during which you should re-visit your Will, which you can read here, MG Legal’s local solicitors for Wills are here to present you with some shocking statistics. 
Your local solicitors for Wills, MG Legal, understand that it can be hard to know whether your Will is still valid after a life-altering event.  
 
However, not all events call for you to make changes to your existing Will. As our solicitors in Preston would explain, if you do not have a Will in place already, we would recommend booking in with our solicitors for Wills to discuss making a Will – we currently have an offer of Wills for £50 plus VAT (until 20th March 2019). 
Have you ever sold a property? Well, as many of our client’s will vouch, it can be a VERY stressful time! However, some would argue that, to take some of that stress away, you could always … raffle your property. 
When you are making a Will (for a fantastic price of £50 plus VAT! – No-brainer, right?) with your Preston Law Firm, MG Legal, they will need to know who you want to leave your estate to (or who you don’t want to leave it to, in some cases!). The common word for this is your beneficiaries.  
 
However, something that you may not have considered is who you would want to benefit from your estate should your initial beneficiaries predecease you. 
When your loved one passes away, quite often you will need to obtain a Grant of Probate, commonly just known as Probate. 
 
This process normally involves making an application to the Probate Registry Office, including details of the deceased’s financial position and their Will. If their Will is not available (or in some cases, if they did not have one), you would need to apply for Letters of Administration. 
Usually, when you prepare a Will through your local solicitors for Wills, MG Legal, we would ask that you attend the office to sign, and two members of staff would be able to act as your witnesses (we’ve witnessed so many Wills, we’ve started to dream about it!). Sometimes, we even visit people at their properties and act as witnesses there. It all depends on how able you are to travel to our offices. 
Many people don’t consider themselves as needing a Will. However, Lancaster Solicitors explain that having a Will in place is important for everyone. Whether you consider yourself to have a large estate or a small asset pot, your Lancaster Solicitors can draft your Will, tailored to your circumstances, all for a fixed fee. 
When a person passes away, if they have left a Will, their estate will most likely need a Grant of Probate obtaining. Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, can help the executors of the Will (the people name in the Will as being ‘in charge’ of the deceased’s estate) to apply and obtain a Grant of Probate

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