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Emma Wells

Over the years I have been asked to write for a number of publications. I also have a regular monthly slot in The Worthing Journal and Sussex Life magazine amongst others and can be found making the odd guest appearance in a few trade specific papers.

All that aside, I’ve always felt that there isn’t a huge amount of jargon-free information out there about end of life services. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly many websites that you can visit to make your final purchase, however I’ve always found them to be slightly lacking when it comes to the research stage of the process.

When it comes to deciding who and what to move forward with, research really should be a top priority. Each of us is individual and we all have very specific requirements and needs. Thinking there is a one size fits all approach really doesn’t work.

My hope and aim is that through the following articles you can get a really good idea of what’s right for you, information that will help you on your search and ultimately give you the information that may be harder to find elsewhere.

If you have any specific enquiries or we haven’t covered exactly what you’re looking for, then please feel free to get in touch with us. We are quite a friendly bunch… Honestly!

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

At the point of writing there are 15 weeks until Christmas. This means that there is more than enough time for you to have your Will drafted and signed before the end of the year. I appreciate that this probably isn’t the most exciting job on your to do list, but it...

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Funeral Plans

Funeral Plans

When it comes to funerals, the simplest thing to do to ensure that you leave your loved ones with neither the emotional, logistical or financial burden is to take out a pre- paid funeral plan. I don’t mean one of those products advertised on TV that promise a free...

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Will Exclusions

Will Exclusions

There are three types of people who can make a claim on your Estate, they are your legally married spouse or civil partner, your children and anyone who has been financially dependent on you in the two years immediately prior to your death.    For most people when...

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Divorce

Divorce

Losing inherited family money via divorce is not an entirely unlikely situation to happen when you consider that over 30% of marriages in UK currently end in divorce.  Whilst you won’t be around to see this happen if you’ve already died and your children divorce after...

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Free Wills (well.. sort of)

Free Wills (well.. sort of)

I am sure you have seen charity adverts for a free Will during certain months of the year. This kind of advertising is misleading in my opinion, as the only way the Will would be free is if you fail to donate to the charity in lieu of payment to the professional who...

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Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

The most frequently heard opposition to making a Will is “I don’t care what happens- I’ll be dead” and whilst this may be true in part, those of you that care about the people that you’ll be leaving behind probably do want to ensure that rather than leaving a mess to...

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Making Plans

Making Plans

The most frequently heard opposition to making a Will is “I don’t care what happens- I’ll be dead” and whilst this may be true in part, those of you that care about the people that you’ll be leaving behind probably do want to ensure that rather than leaving a mess to...

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Life Interest Trusts

Life Interest Trusts

My aim  is to ensure that my clients receive expert advice tailored to their individual needs. I am able to do this by working alongside Nsure Financial Services. Between us we alleviate most of our clients worries and find solutions to their problems, but not always...

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Lasting Power of Attorney – Jan 2021

Lasting Power of Attorney – Jan 2021

2021 has landed and now the Covid-19 vaccination program is well underway enabling us to safely start getting our lives back.  If you’re one of the many who were unable to make an appointment to arrange your Will or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) due to isolating...

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Rise in Lasting Power of Attorney requests

Rise in Lasting Power of Attorney requests

Over recent months we have seen a sharp rise in the number of people contacting us to arrange their Lasting Power of Attorney for both Property and Finance and Health and Welfare.  The current Covid-19 situation, coupled with the public’s increasing awareness that...

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared

This week saw our monthly coming together of minds... it sounds far grander than it is and as many of you may know we are a relatively modest size business and don’t have huge numbers of staff, however, each one of us is as important as the next and by holding these...

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The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

I’ve only met a handful of people who aren’t fussed if they will have to pay for their own later life care either by selling their home or through savings.  I have however, met countless people who don’t want to pay for care as they feel that they’ve worked all their...

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