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Canadian Legal Wills Blog - August 22, 2017 RSS Feed

It doesn’t matter how young you are, you need a Will.

I’m young – do I need a Will? You need a Will. In fact, there is never a circumstance where planning to not have a Will is a good idea. Dying without a Will is not a strategy, no matter how old or young you may be, you need a Will. On a daily basis […]

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Preparing a Last Will and Testament – top ten reasons why you need one now.

There have probably been a number of situations in your life when you have thought, “I should be preparing a Last Will and Testament.” And for some reason or another you have never actually taken the steps needed to update or create your Will. Don’t feel too embarrassed, because you are certainly not alone. In 2016 […]

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Write a Will in Canada: the complete guide to our Canadian Legal Wills

Learn to write a Will at LegalWills.ca An increasing number of Canadians are turning to services like the one at LegalWills.ca to write a Will. But every day we received requests from our customers to clarify a term, or clause in their Will. Usually this request comes with an apology for their lack of understanding, and […]

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Why not have “Making a Will” your New Year’s Resolution?

It is that time of year again. The time when we all make New Year’s Resolutions for things that we know we really ought to do, but never quite get around to. We all know the popular ones. Go to the gym, lose weight, spend more time with our family. However, there is one New […]

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When you die, what happens to your Facebook and social accounts?

What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die? When we are making a Will, we know that we must think about our personal assets such as our house, money and possessions. However, have you ever stopped to think about what would happen to your social media accounts? Facebook has almost 1.8 billion users. You […]

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Why do most people avoid making a Will?

Why Do Most People Avoid Making a Will? Why do most people avoid making a Will? Recent headlines suggest that people can avoid paying taxes for a considerable period. You just have to know your way around the system. However, none of us can cheat death forever. “In this world nothing can be said to […]

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Using an Estate planning lawyer? Here’s some questions to ask…

Wondering whether our service is right for you? considering using an estate planning lawyer? We know that 62 percent of Canadians don’t have a Will in place. A further 12 percent have a Will, but it’s out of date. Even with that harrowing stat, the legal community still try to warn people against preparing their […]

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Guardian for your children – How to name a guardian in your Will.

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Children One of the most important things which you need to consider when you are making your Will is how to choose a guardian. They will take care of your minor children in the event of your death. This really isn’t something that anyone ever wants to think […]

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The Free Will Kit – why they are not such a great idea

There are two types of people who comment on our pricing, those who have previously used a lawyer, and those who are considering the use of a free Will kit. The first group usually say; “Wow, I was quoted $800 to write my Will, and your service is less than $40. How can your service […]

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The Affidavit of Execution and signing your Will. What makes a Will legal?

One of the most common misconceptions associated with writing your own Will is around the signing process. We answer this question ten times a day, so I thought I would provide some explanation. Many of you may have heard of an Affidavit of Execution, but you may be unsure of what it is, and what […]

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U.S. Legal Wills Blog - August 22, 2017 RSS Feed

How do I know when to Write a Will? Am I too young?

Last year, we commissioned an independent study which showed that only 28% of Americans had a legal, up-to-date Will in place. Even if we took out the under 35’s from this survey, it showed that around two thirds of Americans did not have an up-to-date Will in place. The results clearly showed that most people […]

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How do you name guardians for children? – your Last Will and Testament

Why you should name guardians for children Many people think the time to make a Will is when they’re old and two steps from the grave. That is not the case. Whenever anyone begins to acquire assets or income, they should think about a Will. On the personal side, whenever anyone becomes a parent, they […]

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Planned giving: the state of charitable bequests in the US

“A note on Privacy: the protection and security of the documents created on our web site are of critical importance. In particular, we cannot access any information contained in a specific Will, nor can we read a person’s Will. However, we are able to access aggregated data on planned giving from an encrypted database folder […]

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Why you need a Will – and why your excuses make no sense.

It seems that the subject of making a Will is something that most people simply want to avoid as much as possible. Every survey ever done about the topic shows that the majority of adult Americans have not made a Will. We just avoid the subject and dig our heads in the sand. But you […]

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Notorious Wills of the Rich and Famous

The lifestyles of the rich and famous are endlessly fascinating. Sometimes they become even more fascinating when they are no longer with us. You would think that the privileged among us would have it all sorted out when it comes to estate planning and wills. However, as you will see from these notorious cases, all […]

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Choose a Guardian for your children – Your Last Will and Testament

One of the most important questions that you must ask yourself when you are making a Last Will and Testament is how to choose a guardian for your children. None of us ever want to think that we won’t be around to care for our children until they are adults. However, sometimes that becomes a reality. […]

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The Free Last Will and Testament service – not all it seems

How much should you be paying for a Will? Why should you pay anything when just a few clicks away, you can find a free Last Will and Testament service? How can the exact same document cost $800 from an attorney, and absolutely nothing from a website? how do you choose how much to pay […]

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Pets in a Will – how do you make sure that your pets are cared for?

Should You Make Provision for Your Pets in a Will? We have all seen the stories of eccentric millionaires who leave their fortune to their pets in a Will. Their relatives are cut out of the Will, but Fido receives a very generous legacy. But it’s not as easy as you may think to leave something to […]

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How to write a Will – key steps to successfully writing your Will

Do you want to know how to write a Will? Even though writing a Will is one of the most important things that everyone ought to do, most of us are very good at avoiding the issue. Most people put off the task of writing a Will, even though it is one of the most […]

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Writing your Will: we can help with the definitive guide

As with any task that comes to mind on odd occasions in your life, writing your Will can seem overwhelming. So much so, that most people don’t do it. However, if you are coming to this page, something that probably happened in your life to make you realize that writing a Will is a vitally […]

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U.K. Legal Wills Blog - August 22, 2017 RSS Feed

Six common estate planning mistakes – getting your Will right.

Six Common Estate Planning Mistakes Estate planning is a critical part of financial planning, but a task that often never quite makes it to the top of your To Do list. Having your final wishes clearly set out can relieve your loved ones of unnecessary stress and financial burdens. To help you along your estate planning […]

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Review of UK Online Will services – your guide to the best.

Will writing options Before the advent of online Will writing services there were two general approaches to writing a Will. Going to a solicitor, or writing your own Will on a piece of paper. These two approaches were diametrically opposite. A solicitor would be able to provide you with legal advice, and potentially write custom clauses […]

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Planned Giving – Which charities are included in Wills?

“A note on Privacy: the protection and security of the documents created on our web site are of critical importance. In particular, we cannot access any information contained in a specific Will, nor can we read a person’s Will. However, we are able to access aggregated data from an encrypted database folder that summarizes the […]

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An Executor for your Will – how to make the best appointment

How to Choose an Executor for Your Will One of the most important estate planning decisions that you must think about is how to choose an executor for your Will. Surprisingly, many people do not give much thought to just how important an executor is. Often the task I given to a family member without […]

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Digital assets as part of your estate plan – caring for your online accounts

Digital Assets – What You Really Need to Know Have you thought about how your digital assets would be dealt with after your death? It is something which you can easily overlook when you are making a Will. It is easy to think about houses you own, bank accounts and personal property. However, digital assets are often […]

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Estate planning and divorce – What you really need to know

Divorce is a very stressful time and there are many things that you need to think about. One of the most crucial things that you need to address as soon as you decide to separate is estate planning and divorce. You may already have a Last Will and Testament, but you need to change it. […]

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How do you choose an Executor for your Will?

How to Choose an Executor for Your Will Are you struggling with the question of how to choose an Executor for your Will? The role of an Executor is a very important one. You need to make sure that you are making a wise decision. Your Executor will be trusted to take care of the […]

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Estate Plan – the seven critical documents that you need

You may have heard of the term “estate plan”. Perhaps you know it has something to do with your Last Will and Testament. But what exactly is an estate plan and how do you set one up? In short, an estate plan is a set of documents that allow you to control your health and […]

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Holographic Will – clearing up some misconceptions

You may have come to the conclusion that writing your Will with a solicitor is too expensive. You have thought that maybe you could write your own Will. But when you google the topic, “writing your own Will” leads you to all kinds of conflicting information. Eventually, you find information about the holographic Will, and have […]

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Free Will Kits exposed – why they are the worst option.

“Why should I pay £24.95 for your service when there are free Will kits available everywhere?” . A reasonable enough question, so please allow us to explain. In every high street in the UK we have seen a growth of the pound shop; Poundland, PoundWorld, Poundstretcher and just to shake it up; 99pLand. But we […]

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Expat Legal Wills Blog - August 22, 2017 RSS Feed

Am I too young to write a Last Will and Testament?

Am I too Young to Write a Last Will and Testament?  Over 60% of adults don’t have a Will, and this is across all of the countries that we support; the US, UK and Canada. For Expats, this number is almost certainly going to be higher, because the process is that much more complicated. This […]

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Confused about Wills? Unusual expressions demystified.

Although estate planning can be easy and intuitive, the legal jargon surrounding Wills can make it confusing for those who aren’t familiar with the process. Although many aspects of estate planning are actually relatively simple, the unfamiliar language that people associate with the law can make these aspects seem daunting, even unintelligible. The awkward words used in […]

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How to write a legal Will – the signing process

The Testator, Beneficiary, Executor, and Witness: The major roles involved in writing a legal Will. There are several key terms that describe people in relation to your legal Will. During the estate planning process, keep these terms in mind. Testator: The person creating or leaving a Last Will and Testament. Beneficiary: A person who receives […]

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Who can be a beneficiary when you write your own Will

You have finally decided that it’s time to write your own Will. There are key appointments to be made, like the naming of an Executor, or maybe guardians for your children. But the  main body of your Will is going to explain how you wish to distribute your estate (everything you own). This could be made […]

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How to write a Will – the service at ExpatLegalWills.com

Most people know that they need a Will, but with 65% of adults in Canada, the UK and the US without a Will, there is clearly a barrier to getting it done. In most cases there is a misconception that in order to prepare a Will, you must have an estate planning lawyer or solicitor […]

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US Last Will and Testament: Write it from anywhere.

The US diaspora reaches every corner of the World. There are sizeable US contingents in Mexico, the Philippines, Israel and Liberia, but this is just a start. Millions of US citizens are finding new lives in Europe, Asia and Africa there are millions of US citizens with statistical estimates of anywhere from three to six million […]

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UK Wills: how to write one from overseas

I am completely confused. I was told that a new arrangement with England and France will come into force this year, allowing me as an english woman domiciled in France to make a Will leaving my assets in France and in England to whoever I wish, as I could if I were domiciled in England. There are […]

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How to write a Will: Here are your four options

Expats face some unique challenges when trying to write a Will. If they still hold assets in their home country, they need to create a Will separately to cover those assets, but the logistical challenge of say, creating a UK Will, while living in Thailand, is often insurmountable. We know that 65 percent of adults do […]

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Writing a Will when you live outside of the UK

I am retired in Thailand, lived all over the place so I have assets in numerous countries and I wish to update my Will. On talking with a local lawyer he told me he can establish a will in Thailand to cover my assets here but I will need to do separate ones for other […]

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The International Will

The basics of a Will are pretty much the same in any jurisdiction in the World. The document needs to identify the person making the Will, describe the distribution of the estate, and be signed in the presence of two witnesses. It should also ideally name an Executor or estate administrator to carry out the […]

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News Headlines - August 22, 2017

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied her last wish, says spouse
MEDFORD, Ore. — Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die. The 75-year-old retired tech worker says it’s his duty to Nora Harris, his spouse of nearly four decades, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer ...

Advance Directives Seminar at Ivanhoe Congregational Church
What happens if you become unable to make your own decisions about your health care? Learn your rights regarding Health Care Power of Attorney and the 5 Wishes at a seminar that will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm at the Ivanhoe Congregational ...

Even WITH an Advance Health Care Directive, things...
Well, I guess I will be adding some fine details to my health care directive. Honestly, if a person cannot request some type of humane aid in dying when their quality of life is nil - then what rights do we really have at all. This is the ultimate choice ...

Hand Fed Versus Tube Fed in Advance Directives
75-year-old Bill Harris believes it’s his duty to help his wife, Nora Harris, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, die. “Let me be honest. Yes. It’s what she wanted,” he said. “I want her to pass. I want her to end her suffering.”

Advance directive symposium
The Chino Valley Medical Center will host a free Advance Directive Take Charge Symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at the Chino Valley Medical Center, 5451 Walnut Ave., Chino. Professionals will be available to answer questions and help ...

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IU expands free service for wills and advanced directives for employees and students to IUPUI campus
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, in collaboration with the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, is offering wills and advanced directives document-preparation services at no charge to ...

Morning Rounds: Forecasting migraines, advance healthcare directives
July 22, 2017, 7:37 AM | CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new model to forecast migraine attacks, how many Americans have advance directives ...

Advance Directives: Having the Talk
Imagine that your elderly father's emphysema has worsened dramatically. You're worried. If he becomes too ill to breathe on his own, what would he want for himself? How much should doctors intervene? If he's not able to make his own medical decisions, who ...

Reduce Estate Tax By Making Gifts
You can do a lot to minimize your estate taxes before you die. One way is to make some gifts.

Nightmare On Elm Street
Declining home prices and higher adjustable rate mortgage payments spell big trouble for some borrowers.

Choosing The Right Financial Adviser
Like hiring a personal trainer, finding the right financial adviser can help whip your finances into shape.

Pay Death To Go Away
Five ways to turn your wealth into health.

Insuring The Future
Newlyweds need protection now more than ever.

Taxes: Estate Planning
You can't take it with you, but you don't have to give it all to the government either.

Estate Planning
Here are ten things you need to know about estate planning.

Estate Planning In The Digital Age
If you died, could anyone access your online accounts? Here's how to protect and pass on your digital assets.

You're Dead, Now What?
An estate plan will help your loved ones avoid delays, legal problems and uncertainty.

Grandma's Got A Boyfriend, Now What?
The older you are, the more complicated your finances, especially if you're combining households.

Aging in luxury: $20,000-a-month senior living on the horizon
Manhattan is about to become a testing ground for what could be the next luxury real estate boom. Well, maybe mini-boom, considering the rather narrow target group: frail urban seniors with fat bank accounts. Developers are spending hundreds of millions on ...

Living Logic: Biological Circuits for the Electrically Minded
Did you know you can build fundamental circuits using biological methods? These aren’t your average circuits, but they work just like common electrical components. We talk alot about normal silicon and copper circuits ‘roud here, but it’s time to get ...

Living Under the Banality of Crisis
"Ugh, maybe we should get it over with and have a war," a North Korean said to me over lunch in Pyongyang. "Living like this is too stressful." This was in spring of 2016 when after a nuclear test and round of U.N. sanctions a mini-crisis was brewing.

Bellevue-based Aegis Living buys Dargey property for $10.1M
Bellevue-based senior living company Aegis Living purchased the former Lobsang Dargey property in Kirkland for $10.1 million on Aug. 14. “I can’t tell you how much we feel lucky to be able to acquire this piece of land,” said Bryon Ziegler, director ...

ChromaGun Review – In Living Color (PS4)
I am just going to drop the sarcastic facade and state it so emphatically that it could never be in doubt: ChromaGun wants to be Portal so badly that it probably had a job interview with Cave Johnson. Aside from the somewhat major fact that there aren’t ...

Barbara Westbrook to share 'Art of Gracious Living' at Antiques at The Gardens
Atlanta-based interior designer Barbara Westbrook launched her own design firm in 1992 after honing her craft under the tutelage of Gandy-Peace. Her work has been featured in Garden & Gun, House Beautiful, Country Living and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles ...

LeadingAge Illinois 2017 Senior Living Conference Set for September
Lombard, IL, August 22, 2017 (Newswire.com) - At the Senior Living Conference taking place September 26 th and 27 th, featured speakers Dan Gartlan and Nicole Wagner will share their senior living marketing expertise. President of Stevens & Tate Dan and ...

Study finds link between spike in cost of living and tuberculosis death rates
Lianne Tripp and Larry Sawchuk: Their research found a noticeable relationship between a rise in cost of living and increased TB death rates. Credit: Ken Jones New U of T research finds that a rise in the cost of living experienced during times of crisis ...

“I Have to Make a Living With This”: An Interview with Father-First Rapper milo
Rory Ferreira, an eccentric and philosophical 25-year-old hip-hop artist who goes by the rap name milo, was described by LA Weekly as “ready to take over the art rap scene” in 2013. His music is best understood after multiple listens and with a nearby ...

Maplewood Debuts Cape Cod Assisted Living, Memory Care Community
Maplewood Senior Living launched its newest property on the Maplewood at Mayflower Place campus, a full-service continuing care retirement community in West Yarmouth, Mass. Mill Hill Residence offers assisted living and memory care options for area seniors.

New Glarus woman with power of attorney charged with stealing thousands from elderly victim
A New Glarus woman allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly person she had power of attorney over, police said. For a few years, Mary S. Way, 59, used money meant for the victim's health care bills for her mortgage and utility ...

Power of Attorney Changes by State; Tweak LIBOR Rather Than Eliminate?
From LOs to investors, no matter the real estate market, the story is the same: “Loosen up the credit guidelines all you want, but if there’s no inventory of houses for sale or being built, then I’ll merely have 20 prequals on my desk instead of the ...

College Students Need A Power Of Attorney
As parents scramble this month to buy their college-bound children dorm necessities and teach them last-minute life lessons, there’s something else they should add to the college to-do list: encourage their children to put in place a power of attorney.

Power of attorney charged with taking, using man's money for personal use
NEW GLARUS, Wis. - A New Glarus woman faces six felony charges for allegedly not paying for a man’s health care and taking the money for her personal gain, officials said. New Glarus police officers received information in August 2016 from Green County ...

Powers of attorney: too risky?
The recently retired Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, Judge Denzil Lush, caused a stir on the Today Programme last week by criticising the lack of safeguards in powers of attorney and saying that he would not sign one himself. Judge Lush also ...

'Power of attorney meant Dad lost everything'
A retired senior judge has warned the power of attorney lacks safeguards, saying he would never sign one himself. But Frank Willett, a Dunkirk and Normandy veteran, did - and was exploited by his neighbour Colin Blake. Frank's daughter, Lesley, lived 300 ...

New Sushil Modi expose: Lalu used power of attorney mode to acquire ‘ill-gotten’ land
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Sunday, claimed RJD chief Lalu Prasad had made Ramashray Prasad Yadav chairman of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) in lieu of two plots of land in a prime location of the state capital. Modi, who ...

Warning over power of attorney risks
A retired senior judge has warned of the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system in England and Wales. Denzil Lush says people should be far more aware of the risks and has vowed to never sign one himself. The enduring or lasting power of ...

Power of attorney orders are wide open to abuse, says former senior judge
One in eight of the 6,000 cases he dealt with during his time at the Court for Protection involved abuse. In 68 per cent it was by a son or daughter taking advantage of an elderly parent. He said of his 20 years’ experience of cases: “I don’t recall ...

FACTS FOR FAMILIES: The “Power” of a Power of Attorney
This is an important article I want to share from Extension Educator Kathy Sweedler: On a good day, I wonder if my family hears what I say or if all they hear is "blah, blah, blah!" However, when I talk about what I want to happen if I'm in an accident ...

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