An unusual Christmas gift: donating your brain to science


We’ve all heard of donating your body to science, but why do some people choose to donate only their brain? Many of us may have a close family member who suffers or has suffered from…
kids of the 80s

Kids of the 80s – it's time to make your will


Ah the 80s, simpler times... ...when you and eight of your cousins could all squeeze into the back of your uncle’s battered estate, arguing over who got to ride in the boot. Laughing at kids…

Why Planning Your Funeral is a Happy Event


Unless we’re lost at sea or swept up in a tornado, our own funeral is the one lifetime event we can be almost certain to attend (even if we don’t get to appreciate it). Yet…
Reunion after adoption

Reunion After Adoption: a client case study


New Son, New Grandkids – and making a new Will Although our work here at Just Wills and Legal Services involves great knowledge of the legalities and technicalities of estate planning, it is our individual…
5 Reasons you should put your child's inheritance in trust

5 reasons you should put your child’s inheritance in trust


When a will is not enough to protect your family There’s a very natural desire to want to treat all our children the same. Differences made in wills, even for the best of intentions, can…
sideways disinheritance

A Lack of Trust: Client Case Study


How a loving mother left her daughter penniless and homeless, by accident. Here at Just Wills and Legal Services, we often hear from clients who wish that their loved ones had come to us when…

Care Fees Cap Delay: What does it mean for your future?


With the rising cost of caring for an ageing population, it can seem as though we are locked in a battle between savers and homeowners trying to protect their assets, and the government trying to…
Could the Courts overturn your Will?

Can the Courts Overturn Your Will?


Are you worried that your will may not be safe? The recent ruling in the case of Melita Jackson - who disinherited her daughter in favour of several animal charities, only for her wishes to…
Inheritance Tax Case Studies

Inheritance Tax: Client Case Studies


The laws governing Inheritance Tax can be tricky to negotiate without expert advice Here are some of the common scenarios we come across in our daily business*: Zoe and Jack – ‘Common Law’ Spouses: Zoe…

Do you trust your Spouse? Then get a Lasting Power of Attorney


If you were in a coma, who would you want making decisions about your care – or even whether to let you live or die? Your other half, or a complete stranger? If you suffered…