Posts Categorized: Wills and Estate Planning

Craig and Donna – For Better

Craig and Donna – For Better The doors slide open to reveal a visibly shattered Donna almost sleep walking towards intensive care.  It has been a devastating three weeks since Craig’s stroke. But there is some hope where, realistically, there shouldn’t have been any. Craig was in this very hospital visiting a patient when he… Read more »

The return of Craig and Donna

Craig and Donna For Better or for Worse Back by popular demand! Well, if 3 people* counts as “popular” and if saying they “quite liked it” constitutes “demand”.  As you’ll see, I don’t do fake news about my crowds.  But I am delusional so, yes, that’s my popular mandate right there!  Let’s slide some more… Read more »

Craig and Donna: a case study in the injustice of intestacy.

No Will, No Justice? The heartache of intestacy. I’ve not done my Tax Return yet.  It’s mid January now and I must get it to done by the end of this month or HMRC will hit me with fines and penalties.  Typical me I suppose – leaving things to the last minute.  Trouble is there’s… Read more »

Intestate Craig and Incensed Donna. How not making a Will can lead to a costly injustice

 No Will, No Justice? In the second of three articles, David continues the sad tale of intestate Craig and incensed Donna In the first of these articles, I compared not making my Will with not submitting my Tax Return on time. I commented that at least the Taxman tells me both his deadline and the penalties… Read more »

Why making your Will is an essential step in caring for your loved ones

Making your Will – an essential step in caring for your loved ones In the first of three articles for strathavenechoes, David uses a case study to highlight the benefits – both financial and emotional – of making your Will. I’ve not done my Tax Return yet. It’s mid January now and I must get… Read more »