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June 6, 2019

Why do married couples still need Wills?

If you die without a Will, the rules of intestacy will govern the distribution of your estate.  The rules apply to everyone, married or not.  Your spouse will be in a privileged position compared to others who may seek to benefit; however, the intestacy rules can still have unexpected results.  It is crucial that…
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March 23, 2019

The Essential Guide To Appointing A Legal Guardian For Your Children

At Timbrell Law, we believe in planning ahead to secure the best possible outcome for our clients and their families.  Where there are children, it is essential that parents think about what they would want to happen if they should both die.  Children thrive on stability and continuity.  By appointing legal guardians early and working…
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March 17, 2019

How can your Will support your family?

A Will is a document that is consistently underrated. At surface level, it is just a mechanism for redistributing assets on death; however, it can be so much more.  The structure of your Will can provide stability for your family and afford you a final written goodbye. You do not need to own property…
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March 13, 2019

I am getting remarried – how can I protect my children’s inheritance?

Caring for your spouse and your children- How to strike the right balance Second marriages often create a number of estate planning challenges for couples. These challenges become more apparent where there are children from a previous relationship or marriage to consider. In addition to seeking to balance the interests of your new spouse*…
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January 3, 2019

The Ultimate Wedding Accessory: A Professionally Drafted Will

Planning a wedding can be incredibly demanding and time-consuming. We know that writing a Will is unlikely to be high on your agenda. However, it is important not to overlook the fact that getting married is a significant life event that has legal implications for your assets. If you die without a Will, the…
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December 2, 2018

The rights of unmarried couples on death

Unmarried couples do not benefit from the same protections and rights on death as married couples. Despite several petitions for change, the Government have declined to provide further remedies for unmarried couples on death. The burden lies with the unmarried couple to either provide for each other through their Wills or opt into the…
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