Topical legal content articles for marketing wills & probate law

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A monthly subscription to the wills & probate law articles from the Berners legal content library will ensure that you have all the marketing content that your law firm needs to keep your website up to date, populate client newsletters and provide topical material for social media.

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Forthcoming legal topics

Examples of the wills and probate topics issued to our subscribers over the last six months include:

It's complicated - changes to marital status and making a will

  • understanding your legal rights as a couple;
  • rights of your spouse or partner under intestacy rules; 
  • the implications of a change in marital status; 
  • how a solicitor can help write a will to reflect your circumstances.

Dealing with estate debts when acting as an executor

  • considerations for the impact of debts on beneficiaries;

  • dealing with debts for a solvent estate; 

  • the process for paying debts for an insolvent estate; and 

  • concerns about any suspicious debts and making a claim.

Deputyship – when a power of attorney is no longer an option

  • when you can apply to become a deputy;

  • key steps in applying to the Court of Protection;

  • advantages and disadvantages of being a deputy; and

  • benefits of using a solicitor throughout the application process.

How to plan philanthropic giving through your will

  • options for giving to a charity in your will;

  • appointing trustees of the charitable trust fund;

  • the tax benefits, such as reducing your inheritance tax bill; and

  • avoiding a dispute by discussing intentions with family;

Probate – lost or unexpected beneficiaries?

  • a representative's legal duties and responsibilities;
  • protecting yourself against lost beneficiaries;
  • protecting yourself against unexpected beneficiaries; and
  • benefits of instructing a solicitor to handle the administration of the estate.

When to consider appointing a professional attorney

  • reasons why people choose to appoint a professional;
  • the two types of lasting power of attorney;
  • potential consequences of not making an LPA; and
  • the key benefits of appointing a solicitor to act as your attorney.

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