EXECUTORS BEWARE

In an unusual case an Executor has been held in contempt of Court. It seems to have been a typical family situation with one of three siblings taking on the role of Executor. Unfortunately, he then proceeded to do nothing useful in the administration of the estate and...

Coronavirus -Wills

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52215141 Tassells are very much open for business and ready to help with wills. We are of course aware of the practical problems associated with the vitally important issue of ensuring that the will is properly executed, and are...

Gifts to Charity – But Which Charity?

There can be a number of reasons why you may decide to leave gifts to charity in your Will. This may be that you want to leave something to a cause that is close to your heart, ensuring that a local project can survive in the long term and other reasons. Gifts to...

Keeping your Will safe

If someone dies and the evidence is that they had the Will in their own possession, but it cannot be found, the legal inference is that they revoked the Will by destroying it.  Where this happens an earlier Will may be revived, or there may be an intestacy. The truth...