Charity Doesn’t Begin at Home!

Charity Doesn’t Begin at Home!

Date online: 14/01/2011

There is already much anticipation surrounding tonight’s television programme entitled “Can’t take it with you”.
The programme, which features on BBC2 at 9pm, sees Sir Gerry Robinson helping two families torn over what to write in their wills.
One couple, Lesley and David are divided over who would benefit from their will, with Lesley wanting to leave half the family home to charity, but husband David wanting all of it to be left to his two sons by a previous marriage.
The programme also sees army major Tom, who is bound for Baghdad, and urgently in need to make a will that includes his two stepdaughters, facing opposition from his new wife Kiera who is against the principle of inheritance and would rather leave everything they jointly own to charity.
Both couples need to face some uncomfortable home truths before they sign on the dotted line.
Sir Gerry is assisted by top lawyer Sue Medder, who sets out the legal options in each case, and writes the final wills. And Sir Gerry gets all the family involved in the debate, because keeping problems secret is no way to solve them.
Louise Salisbury, Molesworths Partner and Head of the Wills & Probate Department said
“It will be interesting to see how the programme handles such matter and what the outcome will be. Deciding who gets what in a will can be one of the toughest choices anyone can have to make. But making no decisions at all and dying without a will can cause rifts that tear families apart. Our advice is to always seek professional legal advice and if anyone is concerned about the provisions they have made, or are thinking of making a will, then to contact us here at Molesworths where we can talk you through the process”

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