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  • 14/05/2024

    Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme Reaccreditation

    It is with great pride that The Eric Whitehead Partnership Solicitors, have been re-accredited under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). WIQS is part of the Law Society and provides a best practice quality mark for Wills and Estate Administration advice across all lawyers. This re-accreditation means that we are recognised to be consistently setting the service standard in all of our Private Client work. Being trustworthy and transparent, providing excellent service to clients across our processes, costs and communications. A great achievement that deserves celebration. Here are some reasons why you might consider using a WIQS law firm: Expertise and Knowledge WIQS law firms specialize in wills and estate planning, which means they have specific expertise in this...
  • 19/02/2024

    The Effect of Divorce on Your Will

    Unlike marriage, divorce does not automatically revoke (cancel) your Will. Once divorced, your Will remains valid but takes effect as though your former spouse has died on the date of Decree Absolute. If you made a gift to your former spouse, that gift will not take effect and will form part of your residuary estate. If you have given your entire estate to your former spouse and there is no one else to inherit, your estate will be distributed under the intestacy rules. It is therefore important that you make a new Will as soon as possible. Also, if you have also made Lasting Powers of Attorney, divorce will also cause the appointment of your spouse to be revoked. In these circumstances, your replacement attorneys will step in. However, if your spouse was appointed ‘jointly’ with another,...