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FDR Law Legal Clinic - Electronic Wills

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: What is an Electronic Will? A: At the moment Electronic Wills are not valid, but they have been in the news recently...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Does a LPA mean giving up control?

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at our office in Warrington Q: My mother thinks a Lasting Power of Attorney means giving up control now; is she right? A: No it does not mean that, but this is...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Tax

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: When making a Will, should I expect advice or guidance around the impact of Inheritance Tax on my estate for my family? A:...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - LPA's for the young

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Ian Sydenham at FDR Law discusses why a Lasting Power of Attorney is not just for the elderly Q: My teenage son is about to go travelling for a year overseas, it has been suggested that he prepares a Lasting Power of Attorney. Why would he need this? ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Review your Will

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Q: How often should I review my Will? A: Regularly and particularly after there has been a life changing event either directly with yourself, a loved one or someone you have named in your Will. For example consider these scenarios: ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - 2nd Marriage Wills

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Q: I am getting remarried, how do I protect my new wife and my children from my first marriage in my will? A: If you already have a Will it is worth noting that it will be revoked when you remarry. If you died before making a new Will, your assets...

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will?

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Wills Trusts and Probate Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will? A: A common enquiry, especially as many stationers sell DIY Will packs! I answer this...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Foreign Assets

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, partner and head private client, based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: I have just purchased a property abroad; will this be included in the estate assets in my Will? A: More and more people are buying property...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Executors of Wills

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, FDR Law Partner, Head of Wills and Probate, based at Palmyra Square, Warrington Who should you appoint as executor of your will? Q: I am about to visit a solicitor to draw up a Will and have been asked to name my...