• 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...

Author Archive | David Dexter

You can change it you know

If needs be you can change a person’s Will after death, provided any beneficiaries left worse off by the changes agree. Even where there is no Will and the intestacy rules apply changes can be made to inheritances in the same way as if there is a Will. Any changes must be completed within two […]

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Have you a Vulnerable Beneficiary?

It may happen that one or more of the beneficiaries of your Will can be classed as Vulnerable. This is usually someone who is registered as disabled (or would be if an adult) or is a minor who has lost their parents.It could be a person who has lost the ability to manage their own […]

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A Hidden Asset

To prepare for writing a Will it is usual to estimate the value of all the assets which form part of the persons estate. this is done for various purposes including that of considering whether or not any Inheritance Tax may be payable on the total. Many employed people usually think that their home and […]

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A Family Affair

It is a wonderful thing to start a new family. All the preparations that go into providing food,clothing,shelter and entertainment prior to the arrival and then the wonderful care and attention that follow. It certainly takes over family life for many years into the future and beyond. However the ‘What if’ factor can raise it’s […]

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A Right to Reside

A Right of Residence is something you can include in your Will. If you own a house and want to make sure that someone can continue to live in it after you die one of your options is to create a Right of Residence for them. This will make sure that the person keeps the […]

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A Prudent Person’s Needs

Apart from the normal needs of a home,food to eat,clothes to wear,money to spend, age also brings a desire to protect what you have and to ensure it is used to provide for those needs.  In addition the need to know where all your built up savings and property will go when you pass away. […]

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At Your Discretion

If you want a protective shelter for your property and assets after your death then a Discretionary Trust can be built into your Will This type of Trust can be used if your intended beneficiary (ie someone you are leaving some or all of your assets to ) is:- Not happy or able to handle […]

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What will?

Anyone who has a family, or owns assets and savings, should make a Will. But what sort of Will should you make and why? For a single person the Basic Single Will sets out what should happen their estate when they die. It guarantees nothing but sets out how the assets that are remaining at […]

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