Remembering to leave a charitable donation in your Will is a wonderful legacy. As part of “Remember a Charity awareness week”, we’re sharing our advice for how you can show your charitable support via your Will.Read More
Last month, a new Death Notification Service was launched; providing grieving families with a straightforward way to notify participating banks and building societies of the death of a family member, friend or care home resident.Read More
As part of this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week (14th May – 20th May) we will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions at our offices in Bury St Edmunds – providing local people with private, welcoming environment in which to openly discuss death and their plans for the future.Read More
One of the most important reasons to make a Will if you have children is so that you can name a legal guardian or guardians. Having a say over who will look after your children if you die means that you feel more at ease about their future care and welfare.Read More
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.Read More
When a person dies without making a Will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’. When this happens, there are rules for deciding who will inherit the estate, stipulated by law.Read More
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….Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More