Writing a will

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Top 10 novels about inheritance
From Dickens and Du Maurier to Henry James and Shirley Jackson, where there’s a will, there are generally the makings of a great story …

Cressida Connolly

25, May, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Writing a will is a milestone of adulthood | Emma Beddington
Even more than folding fitted sheets or bleeding the radiators, making a will feels like the most grown-up of tasks, writes Guardian columnist Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

16, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Divorce and will-writing demand during Covid-19 lockdown boost Co-op profits
Divorce inquiries surged by 300% and will-writing demand rose by 69% during pandemic, says mutual

Sarah Butler

17, Sep, 2020 @6:56 PM

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My partner is moving in and we're planning to share our mortgage
I’m also wondering how to make sure my children are going to be OK if I should die

Virginia Wallis

09, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Stepsister wins legal battle over which parent died first
Entitlement to co-owned estate depended on sequence of John and Marjorie Scarle’s deaths

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

13, Aug, 2019 @4:15 PM

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What happens to our online identities when we die?
By 2100 there could be 4.9bn dead users on Facebook. So who controls our digital legacy after we have gone? As Black Mirror returns, we delve into the issue

Amelia Tait

02, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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I own my home with my parents – what happens to it when they die?
Neither of my parents have a will, so does ownership of the house automatically come to me?

Virginia Wallis

04, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The twist in the tale of my parents’ malicious will
My sister and I escaped our abusive parents. But then she died and their vindictive influence returned…


02, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Can our daughter's partner benefit from our joint will?
We’re worried that after we die he may be entitled to half our property

Virginia Wallis

02, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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No-one likes to talk about death and money - even in a good cause | Rob Cope
Remembering a charity in a will is an opportunity to support causes they care about into the future. Let’s not fight shy of a difficult conversation

Rob Cope

14, Sep, 2017 @6:06 AM

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Should we buy as joint tenants or tenants in common?
My partner has a child from a previous relationship and I worry it will affect future thinking

Virginia Wallis

21, Aug, 2017 @1:30 PM

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There’s no dodging death – but inheritance tax relief could save £1m
The new residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is for homes bequeathed to descendants

Jill Papworth

01, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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