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Digital Assets and Your Will: What You Need to Know

Digital Assets and Your Will: What You Need to Know

In today's digital age, our lives are increasingly intertwined with online platforms, digital assets, and electronic communications. From social media accounts to online banking and digital photo libraries, we all possess a range of digital assets that hold both...

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The Importance of Professional Will Storage

The Importance of Professional Will Storage

Wills are rather interesting documents because they’re the kind that you realistically can only have one of, foreign wills aside. A lot of documents these days we are used to having certified copies that can be provided as evidence of the document’s authority, but...

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What is an Executor?

What is an Executor?

If you have been appointed as an executor in someone's will, it means that you have been entrusted with the important responsibility of managing the deceased person's estate and carrying out their wishes as outlined in the will. As an executor, you have several...

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Did you know this can affect your Will?

Did you know this can affect your Will?

2023 could be the year of change for you, whether it be a new home, new job, marriage, divorce, or a new member of the family. Whatever it might be, are you aware of some of the different ways in which your Will could be affected? New Home If you have bought a new...

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What is an Advance Directive?

What is an Advance Directive?

The BBC drama series The Split has recently mentioned the use of an advance directive in the case of an individual with motor neurone disease. An advance directive, also sometimes referred to as a living Will or an advance decision, sets out your wishes for the...

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Dealing With a Charity Legacy

Dealing With a Charity Legacy

How to deal with a charity legacy as a personal representative. If you are named as an executor to the estate of someone who has died and they have left a gift to charity, there is a particular process you should follow in dealing with the legacy. Charities rely on...

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Companionship Agreements

Companionship Agreements

    If you are thinking of living with a friend, then you should also consider making a companionship agreement to avoid difficulties in the future. For many older people, living with a companion is a natural choice. They may have lost their spouse or be...

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Wills and Undue Influence Explained

Wills and Undue Influence Explained

When you write your Will, you can leave your estate to your choice of beneficiaries, however if someone is persuaded or pressured into leaving their money to a certain individual, a Will could be challenged in the courts. There are a number of grounds on which a Will...

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Unexpected Reasons Your Will Could be Invalid

Unexpected Reasons Your Will Could be Invalid

A Will is crucial in ensuring your loved ones will be cared for in the future in the way that you want. However, it is easy to make an error in making or signing and witnessing a Will, meaning it could be invalid. If your Will is not considered valid, then your estate...

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How Do I Find a Lost Will?

How Do I Find a Lost Will?

A Will is crucial in making sure that an estate passes to the right people after someone dies. But sometimes it can be hard to locate a Will. We take a look at what to do when a Will can’t easily be found.After a death, those who believe that they are the deceased’s...

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What Happens if Your Will is Out of Date?

What Happens if Your Will is Out of Date?

Half of Wills in the UK are out of date! Research done on behalf of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) has found that almost half of UK adults who have a Will have not updated it for more than five years.SFE is a national association of independent lawyers who...

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Is a Will a Private Document?

Is a Will a Private Document?

When you write your Will, you may be wondering whether it will remain a private document or whether it is ever likely to become public knowledge. We take a look at the issues surrounding publication of Wills. After the death of Prince Philip, the High Court gave...

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Making a Statutory Will for Someone Else

Making a Statutory Will for Someone Else

​If someone has lost the capacity to deal with their own affairs, in certain circumstances it is possible to apply to the Court of Protection so that a statutory Will can be made on their behalf. When an individual has not made a Will or their Will needs updating, a...

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What happens if a Beneficiary is Bankrupt?

What happens if a Beneficiary is Bankrupt?

If you are dealing with the estate of someone who has died, you need to check whether any of the beneficiaries have been declared bankrupt. If you mistakenly distribute part of the estate to a bankrupt beneficiary, the trustee in bankruptcy could bring a claim against...

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Paying Inheritance Tax

Paying Inheritance Tax

For those dealing with someone’s estate after their death, the Inheritance Tax bill can come as a nasty shock. It needs to be paid before a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are applied for, which can sometimes create difficulties. The current Inheritance...

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Personal Risks in Being an Executor

Personal Risks in Being an Executor

The executor to an estate has the job of winding up someone’s affairs after their death. It is a job that involves both responsibility and personal financial risk. After someone has died, their executor, named in their Will, has the role of administering their estate...

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What shouldn’t you include in your Will?

What shouldn’t you include in your Will?

A Will is a really useful document when it comes to disposing of your estate after your death.  It is the only way to guarantee that those you would wish to benefit from your estate actually do.  You can set out instructions for gifts, trusts funds and even make...

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Appointment of Testamentary Guardians

Appointment of Testamentary Guardians

If you have a young family, making a Will is especially important as it enables you to not only make provision for your family financially, but also to appoint Guardians for your children.  The appointment of guardians and the rights they have are governed by the...

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Hannah Dunmall
Hannah Dunmall
04/03/2021
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I would highly recommend MGF. Marie guided us kindly and professionally from the first initial phone call to the final signing. She provided an un-pressured, user friendly service, that was very personal and efficient. We were very ignorant around the whole subject of wills and lasting powers of attorney, but Marie always made us feel that no question was a stupid one, and gave her time and attention to ensure we understood all that was involved. We have peace of mind now that we have everything in order, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marie.
Nicole Falleur
Nicole Falleur
26/02/2021
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I found this lady's business on an online search for a local will writer / solicitor for my Mother & I to write our wills after having not so positive experiences with previous companies we'd tried & Mum preferred to relate to a lady & I found that she was in our area & the only 1 who had 100% 5* Star ratings from all her customers who'd left reviews ! So we contacted her & went from there ! 🙂 We could not have found or wished for anyone better ! She offers such a personal service & is so easy to communicate with & is very knowledgeable & goes "the extra mile", nothing seems too much trouble & despite being a very busy woman, she gives as many extra hours of her time as her clients need & she does it all at a set fee ! She does not charge extra add on, additional charges for every hour, phonecall, Zoom call, visit, paperwork she does for you, she keeps to the very competitive price she quoted at the outset, which we found most unusual & refreshingly nice & welcome & very much appreciated indeed, no hidden charges or fear of nasty, frightening financial surprises ! She is such a very lovely person, personable, natural & relaxed to deal with, competent & efficient, keeps her word & punctual, doesn't let you down. We couldn't find better & she truly exceeded our expectations & we will use her again as she offers multiple legal services as listed on her website. Thank you Marie !
Victoria Shortland
Victoria Shortland
26/02/2021
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Fabulous service from MGF Wills and Estate Planning. Marie was very helpful and answered our many many questions very patiently! I felt that Marie really knows her stuff and is very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Mr Clive Wills
Mr Clive Wills
12/02/2021
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My wife and I had Mirror Wills drawn up. Marie was very professional, friendly and excellent communication throughout. She talked us through all aspects of wills. A very straightforward process and job done promptly. Completed in a Covid safe way. We would definitely recommend MGF.
Lissy Evett
Lissy Evett
11/02/2021
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My objective was to find a good and affordable Will writing service that could accommodate me in a timely manner. I found all of those things with Marie Forkner, from the MGF Wills & Estate Planning Service. Great customer service, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I highly recommend MGF Wills & Estate Planning Service. Excellent!
Kerry Davis
Kerry Davis
01/02/2021
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Please do not hesitate in using MGF Wills. Excellent, knowledgeable service with unbiased advice and guidance. Look no further for your future planning needs. Highly recommended to anyone considering Will writing/storage etc. Wouldn’t hesitate recommending to friends and family A*.
Doug
Doug
24/01/2021
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We would highly recommend MGF Wills. We had a will made last year. Marie was thorough, patient and willing to answer all our questions. There was no pressure put on us. Pricing was clear from the start. Highly recommended.
Carruthers Family
Carruthers Family
20/01/2021
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Friendly advise & clear directions making completing our 1st Wills very straight forward. Have already recommended to a friend. It didn’t matter that it was all completed over the phone rather than face to face.
Mark C
Mark C
18/01/2021
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Great service, competitively priced and quick turn around time. Marie explained everything clearly and was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Mark Smith
Mark Smith
13/01/2021
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Marie drew up the wills for my partner and I. She was professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. Everything was explained clearly and there was no such thing as a silly question. She even took the time to walk us through the signing process with our neighbours! We would thoroughly recommend Marie and will be using her in future if and when we need to update our wills.
MGF Wills - Marie Forkan Founder

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