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Experiencing the passing of a loved one can be a challenging time for all involved, especially upon the realisation that
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Probate is often seen as a time consuming and complex legal process filled with stresses and worries for a certain
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The passing of a loved one is an emotional time for all involved and unfortunately, some deaths occur without the
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Writing a clear, comprehensive and legally defined Will is a vital way of ensuring that your assets are passed on
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The process of administering a deceased persons estate can be complicated and draining. To help simplify this process, we have
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Over the last two decades, the deployment and storage of digital assets has grown exponentially. Information technology has extended into
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Many cohabiting couples assume that they are protected by ‘common law marriage’ if one of them dies. However, what most
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Over half of adults in the UK don’t have a will, meaning that each year, thousands of people leave it
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With the rising cost of care home fees, you would be right to be concerned about how to protect your
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When it comes to dealing with wills and inheritance it can all appear very confusing. It’s not something many of
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We have talked a lot about the importance of making a will, the need to choose your executor(s) wisely, and
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You have no doubt heard of a power of attorney document and if you are a regular reader you will
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Finding the right executor is an important consideration when preparing a will. Sometimes, though, things change, and life has a
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When someone passes away it is the responsibility of the executor(s) of their will to manage their estate according to
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Giving to charity is something that we do a lot in Britain. According to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), in
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When preparing a will it is easy to think that you have identified all your assets. Most of us think
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A will is one of the most important legal documents you can have. It is an essential way of ensuring
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Wills need not be complex, nor do they need to be long, drawn-out affairs. Many people put off preparing one
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Inheritance can be a tricky thing to set up and manage. As well as navigating all the pitfalls of the
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Ever thought about what happens to your pension after you pass away? No, we thought not. You’re not alone though
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It’s a big thing to be asked to be the executor of someone’s will. It means that they trust you
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With more and more people marrying for a second, or even a third time, the issue of inheritance becomes even
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There comes a time in our life when we should write our will. It may not be something we want
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People who find themselves acting as executor for the will of a friend or loved one who’s passed away often
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How does inheritance tax work? One of the more complex areas of taxation, it can be difficult to navigate without
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If you die without having made a will, then it means that you have died ‘intestate’. Similarly, if your will
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The contesting of a will is a highly complex and expensive process, but it can happen. It is not something
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People do not seem to be aware the Probate office London is a division of the High Court, the probate
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It is a question that frequently comes up from our clients, how often should you update your will? Is it
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No one wants to think about what we know is inevitable and hope is still a long way off, but
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No one likes to think about having to deal with probate issues, but it is something that we will come
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With people living healthier and longer lives, it is not uncommon to look for sources of income other than pensions
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Who should prepare a will? In a word, everyone. Put simply, if you die without a will you have no
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Earlier this summer the Law Commission published a consultation paper setting out its proposals for changes to the law when
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After someone dies, the foremost question which arises pertaining to the assets and property of the deceased is that who
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Inheritance Tax is a complex issue and is one that people don’t consider either when making a will. Moreover, when
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A deed of variation is a document that changes the provision and distribution of a will after a person has
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Dealing with the death of a relative or someone close to you is never easy, and while you want to
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What is the Medallion Guarantee? The Medallion Signature Guarantee or its short version name, the Medallion Guarantee is an instrument
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Some parts of the UK media have a habit of revelling in the financial details of celebrities who’ve recently died.
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Inheritance tax may well be the most detested of all taxes – which is not so surprising, given that we’re
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The legalities of inheritance are often complex, long winded and intimidating for anyone less than a legal professional. All of
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Q. My uncle owned his own business but has passed away suddenly and there is no one to deal with
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It is said that famous American architect, adventurer and entrepreneur Addison Mizner (1872–1933) once jokingly quipped “Where there's a will,
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