In this episode, Kate was joined by Hayley Weston from Farewill and Siân Ford from amicable to talk about Wills and how they are impacted by relationships.
Farewill provides Will-writing, probate, and cremation services in the UK. It’s mission is to change the way the world deals with death, putting people at the heart of everything they do. Farewill is the UK’s favourite Will-writer, winning National Will Writing Firm of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the 2021 British Wills and Probate Awards, and Probate Provider of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2021.
Hayley has been with Farewill for just over a year and is the Lead Solicitor on their Legal team. She is primarily responsible for all aspects of the legal accuracy of the company’s Wills and she provides day-to-day supervision and support to the online and telephone Wills teams, as well as supporting where needed on our probate and funerals business. Hayley joined Farewill having previously specialised in all areas of private practice from Wills, probate, trusts, estate and tax planning.
Siân is Consent Order Specialist at amicable having completed a law degree, LPC and Masters specialising in family law. Before joining amicable, Sian worked at several law firms working in private client with a focus on Wills and probate. She also has experience in criminal practice and Cardiff crown court.
In this episode, they start with the basics looking at what a Will is and when you might need one. They go on to talk about how Wills are impacted by different types of relationships including cohabitation, marriage and civil partnerships. What becomes clear is the importance of having a Will, particularly if you’re in a cohabiting relationship. They also discuss blended families and estate planning, as well as when you should seek specialist advice from a tax expert.