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  1. I feel more relived now that we have as executor, our son and if he is unable to do it then our daughter. We are preparing our own written instructions, for them, to attach to our Wills. Which will include a link to this site if they need help and advice to our daughter saying that she must seek the professional help that she will need. We will also stress to her that she will not have failed us - as it will be a task she has never had to do before but at least she will have control. I just need to let go now and feel we have done the best we can with all your suppor
  2. Good morning everyone and I hope this finds you safe and well. Phew - yesterday I had the email from our solicitor to say our signed Codicils have arrived and been deposited in their safe. We will receive copies next week. It has been pretty stressful - but everyone has their own battles to deal with both mentally and physically given what we are all having to adjust to. After deciding we could not waste time we have used the firm that we have our original Wills with. They are a very large firm and of course had more staff than our local solicitor. I was
  3. Good morning everyone and I hope this finds you safe and well. Phew - yesterday I had the email from our solicitor to say our signed Codicils have arrived and been deposited in their safe. We will receive copies next week. It has been pretty stressful - but everyone has their own battles to deal with both mentally and physically given what we are all having to adjust to. After deciding we could not waste time we have used the firm that we have our original Wills with. They are a very large firm and of course had more staff than our local solicitor. I was
  4. Thank you Manxman. My husband likes our local solicitor (as I said he dealt with our land purchase) BUT as he said it could take some time - and - how long is a piece of string. I will wait and see what the solicitors say that we have our Wills with at present. Hopefully, tomorrow, I will get a reply from them. It is making me feel quite nervous as though I am running out of time. Maybe it is because I am the worrying type and feel guilty that I should have done this before.
  5. Update - emailed our local solicitor and explained that we wanted our son Executor. He has just phoned me and said they are VERY busy because of the virus and said if it was going to be a complicated Will i.e. it could be easier to make a new Will. If that was what we wanted to do - he is not able to say if and when - as he or his staff may not be available and besides it is wise that we stay at home. So in the meantime he suggested we think about doing a Codicil via the original solicitors to elect our son as Executor. (Getting two signatures in the village where we
  6. Manxman - thank you 'I'd speak to your new solicitors first for advice on how to proceed in your situation (including removing the other solicitors as executors on your current wills). If you speak to the current solicitors first, they may not be so helpful - if you see what I mean!' My thoughts - this morning I too thought phone new solicitor. Find out how he would go about it given current 'crisis' when it comes to discussion, signing and time scales. 'Problem is, if your existing will is quite old, it may not do what you want it to do because of chan
  7. Thank you - Ethel Street - for the links I will look at them tomorrow.
  8. To Quote - In the meantime you have "a will". If you are reasonably happy your son could act as executor you might want in the short term to remove the solicitors as executors. How you do that I don't know. Can you do it by a codicil? Can you get something in writing from the solicitors whereby they agree to renounce the executorship? Does it require a new will? I don't know. If no-one else here does, you could try asking local CAB or a different solicitor or try either of these: Phone original solicitor tomorrow - nothing lost (a) The current Will states my hu
  9. Thank you both. Yes - this virus situation has made us feel more vulnerable. Manxman - Thank you for your very helpful explanation and it really helps. 1. Yes - I am sure our son will be able to deal with it. Yes - we have two 'children' but one cannot cope with stress through a medical condition. Having said that they would be upset if they are not included we are sure. So delicate situation. We are considering naming them as a second exec if our son is not able to do it BUT making sure they understand that they can turn to a professional to take over
  10. Ethel, Honeybee13 and BankFodder - thank you. I know we would have gone and seen a solicitor to arrange what we would like to do IF it became a possibility regrading our properties in about 12 months time. (In a way the current situation regarding the virus has made me sit up and THINK now about how our present Will is written years ago, and they are the Executors.) I hate this horrible feeling of guilt that I neglected to 'explore' our Will and make necessary changes - when our circumstances changed i.e. no mortgage, etc. At the time leaving everything to each o
  11. Woops - I have not started the day off well today on this forum - I am so sorry. First - I didn't mean that anyone could contact me direct!!! I meant on this thread!!! Second - I mention 'self isolation' though this Corona Virus - we do not have it - it is just the precautions we are taking because of our age and underlying health issues i.e. we are not going out unless we have to and our 'children' are not visiting unless we needed help.
  12. So sorry for mis-leading you !!! I wrote - and I quote - ' So not only am I carrying guilt but the corona virus, being we are in our 70's, has sent me into a panic!!! ' I know 'act in haste and repent in leisure' but somehow being in 'self isolation' i.e. we are not going out unless really necessary so feel this is the time to at least do an updated 'interim' Will. What I was trying to say was both my husband and I have underlying health issues and with our age - we are NOT going out unless we have to. (Listening to Radio 4 this
  13. Well - I didn't contact Phoenix again to pursue “FCA mandated calculator,” (see my post 104 & 118) Family illness and coping with a bereavement have only just settled down. Today - (a) I don't know if I feel mentally able to pick this up again with Phoenix or even try what 'ericsbrother' brother thought. (b) If 'self isolation' though this Virus started to create 'spare time' not sure if I could pick this up again after this period of time as the case would be closed I guess? If anyone else finds themselves in a similar position, the help here enabled us
  14. My husband and I made a Will years ago and this was complied by a Solicitor. The solicitors are the Executors if both my husband and I died leaving the estate to our two children who were then in their 20's. It sat in the draw whilst life events kept us VERY occupied and somehow it was not thought about again whilst the years go by. I feel really ashamed that we did not update it and now have read that using a solicitor could be more expensive than it need be. So not only am I carrying guilt but the corona virus, being we are in our 70's, has sent me into a panic!!!
  15. Thank you I need to give this some thought. At moment family issues have arisen and I need to get back to this ASAP.
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