• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

Another bonus for the Treasury

How many of you watch ‘Heir Hunters’ to see if you are a relative of a recently deceased person who died without writing a Will?

According to that programme last year was another winner for the Governments coffers. Over £18m was recovered from estates where the deceased persons had not written a Will and died intestate. Juat imagine the amount of hard work and effort that went into building up those estates and then for the sake of writing a Will all of it went to the Government. The sad thing is that probably most of the estates had already suffered one or two types of taxation before finishing up as the estate of a deceased person. Is that what they really would have wanted -to see it all go back to the Government instead of to relatives,friends or good causes and charities?

The writing of a simple Will could prevent all that and much benefit could be passed on to people and places where it would do most good. So if you have not yet written a Will make a real effort to complete one in the near future and make sure someone other than Government benefits from your assets after you have gone.