The Strangest Bequests in Wills

Everybody leaves something behind for their loved ones when they pass away, even if it is a strange or bizarre bequest. The death of prominent fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has led to another potentially strange inheritance as he is reportedly leaving a portion of his fortune to his beloved cat, Choupette. In his native Germany, [...]

By |2019-02-28T15:55:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|

Completed Business Transfer of East Cheshire Wills

We are pleased to announce the completion of East Cheshire Wills' business transfer to Estate Planning Solutions, in effect from February 1st 2019. From February 1st, Estate Planning Solutions have taken control of the service delivery to existing clients of East Cheshire Wills (ECW) and will be offering ongoing support following the [...]

By |2019-02-05T12:15:51+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Earl’s Daughter Loses Claim On His Estate Due To Crazed Lifestyle

The estranged daughter of an earl has lost her claim at his £1.3 million estate after a judge deemed it her fault that she lives in a council house on benefits. Lady Tara Wellesley had not seen her father, the seventh Earl Cowley, in over 26 years before he passed away aged 81 in [...]

By |2019-01-16T16:34:22+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Avicii’s Parents To Inherit His $25 Million Fortune

It's never too early to make a Will, but it can be too late. The $25 million fortune belonging to EDM producer, Avicii, will pass on to his parents, documents from the Swedish Tax Agency (STA) confirm. The hugely successful DJ passed away in April of last year while in Oman. Documents from the [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:26:19+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Queen Of Soul Allegedly Owes Millions To IRS

In August 2018, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 76. She had no Will in place even though she possesses an estate worth over $80 million. As a result, a number of different parties have filed notices of interest and recently it has been reported that the [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:26:58+00:00January 4th, 2019|

Winter Deaths At Highest Level In 40 Years

The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) has recently released the data for Excess Winter Deaths (EWD) in England and Wales. This revealed that England and Wales in 2017-18 experienced more EWDs than any year since the winter of 1975. Winter deaths totalled to 50,100 for 2017/18. Experts conclude that plummeting temperatures and a strain [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:27:57+00:00December 19th, 2018|

A Difficult Decision – Over 5 Million Anxious To Write Wills

Recent reports from Royal London have discovered over 5 million people in the UK do not know where to begin or what to consider when writing a Will. Financial issues cause this, along with confusion by the process and the struggle to come to terms with mortality and plan for this event. As a [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:28:23+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Over Half of UK Parents Have No Will, Study Shows

More than half of parents in the UK with children under 18 have not made a valid Will, a survey from Will Aid has revealed. The study found that 56% of parents have not prepared for their future by preparing a Will. This figure is up a further 2% from last year. Throughout the North [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:31:57+00:00October 19th, 2018|

Mac Miller’s Tragic Death Highlights Importance Of A Will

Mac Miller, the American Rapper who died of a suspected drug overdose on September 7th, has left his fortune to his family according to his Will. The Will named parents, Karen Meyer and Mark McCormack, along with his brother, Miller McCormack, as the main beneficiaries of his estate. They will inherit all assets, including his [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:38:36+00:00September 21st, 2018|

DIY Wills Are Causing Family Disputes

A recent report, carried out by Which? Legal has found that DIY Wills are damaging to families. At a time when people making Wills is at a particularly low point, the research has found that more people than ever are making DIY Wills. Astonishingly, 40% of the respondents, that had made a Will, confessed to [...]

By |2019-01-16T15:50:07+00:00September 17th, 2018|