We are at edition 2, so please choose up to 3 topics from this list. Just leave a comment below and I will make that topic red. Thank you! Where we are late into June and topics are left, then I will open the number of articles to more than 3 per person if required.

1. Professional advice and regulation - an article looking at how will writers are able to give professional advice now (due to training/experience etc) and how regulation may affect things (general advice and standards being raised etc)
2. Appointing executors - their duties and responsibilities
3. Replacing executors - looking at how an executor can be replaced.
4. Overseas property and assets issues
5. Why wills fail
6. Funeral considerations - the choices between cremation/burial/green funerals or not specifying anything in a will and the effect of this.
7. Professional willwriting bodies - a magazine focus article. Taken by the editor.
8. Inheritance tax - when and how it is paid
9. Professional trustees v. lay - looking at the difference, the issues that are caused by having lay execs, what happens when lay execs need replacing etc.
10. Breaking down probate costs - a look at a probate bill - from initial instructions to selling property etc - where do the fes go?
11. Professional qualifications - what they mean - What does it mean to be a solicitor in practice? How is this different from a non solicitor will writer. STEP qualifications and ILEX etc - how does a person differentiate between the different qualifications? Does 30 years of practice but no qualifications = a bad will writer?
12. Definition of a dodgy willwriting firm - how to spot a firm to stay away from, from very low cost wills by home visiting instruction takers, to lack of membership of any body / no PI cover etc.
13. Intestacy rules
14. Finding beneficiaries - practical issues - what can be done to find a lost beneficiary?
15. The Probate Registries - what they do - a short guide to their role, how they help the public etc.

    Will and Probate Magazine

    Welcome to the blog! Use this as a way to find available topics to write about. Once we start to exhaust topics, we will start accepting your own ideas for more specialist areas and sub topics to main articles.


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