When talking to people about preparing a Will, people often say “I don’t intend to die any time soon” or “I don’t have any assets”. No one knows what is around the corner so don’t put off making a wise decision today because you would rather spend the money on something which will not help your family in the long run.

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Making a Will - what happens to your dog

When making a Will, many of our clients ask us what will happen to their family pet when they die.

Like all responsible dog owners they know that they need to make sure their canine friend will be properly looked after once they are gone,  but often they are not sure how.

To help, we wanted to share details of a scheme we support here at Burnett Barker Solicitors, which gives you peace of mind when it comes to your four legged friend….

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Lasting Power of Attorney Advice on Living Wills

The unfortunate case of Brenda Grant, aged 81, who was kept alive for almost two years against her wishes after her hospital misplaced her Living Will, has highlighted the importance of ensuring family members and doctors are fully informed of your wishes.

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Every day, people are doing legendary things for good causes – sky diving, mountain climbing, marathon running to name a few. Gifts in Wills are lesser known, but equally legendary acts in the way they support charities. They are worth more than £2bn to UK charities a year, an amount equivalent to nearly 20 Comic…

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This is an update to our earlier post, St Nicholas Hospice Wills Week 9-13 June 2014. I’m really pleased to report that we’ve now filled all of our available slots under the scheme for this year. However, we may yet have some cancellations, so if you have decided to go ahead and make your Will but…

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