• 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...

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Life in Ruins

‘Life in Ruins’ is how Danae Brooks describes her life after the death of her second husband who died suddenly without signing his Will. In an article in the magazine YOU this week she implores people to make a Will and sign it or face the emotional and practical turmoil she has suffered for the […]

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Care home Fees-forever upwards

A new report by the healthcare agency ‘Prestige Nursing and Care’ states that the average cost of a single room in a care home has soared by 5.2% in the past year to £30926pa.This is an average throughout the country. In London for example the costs have rocketed by 19.1% to £38896pa whilst in the […]

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Baby Boomers- Selfish or not?

People born between 1947 and 1964 often referred to as Baby Boomers have come in for criticism under a recent study by law firm Stephensons according to a recent report in the Daily Mail. It has shown that the children of the Baby Boomers are facing poverty in their old age unless they make better […]

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Without a Will—–Then where?

Dying without a will is dying intestate and statutory rules apply to the distribution of your assets. If at death you were married or in a civil partnership your spouse/partner inherits the first £250k If there are any children(incl. adopted /illegitimate) and the assets exceed £250k then the surplus is divided one half to the […]

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What is wrong with a gift?

David Cameron appears to have received a swathe of criticism over a gift received from his mother soon after his fathers death. Without knowing the full facts it can only be assumed that his mum is trying to take advantage of the 7 year rule whereby her estate is reduced before she dies. If  she […]

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The Cost of Probate

Whilst Inheritance Tax has been subjected to additional relief from 2017 there are plans afoot to increase the cost of obtaining probate. Executors of Wills need a grant of probate before dealing with the property, money and possessions of a deceased person. The current flat rate cost of £215 is set to increase in varying […]

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How to lose your home

An article in the latest Mail on Sunday illustrates how you can lose your home by not updating your Will to cover current circumstances. A couple had lived together unmarried for 18 years and owned the house in which they lived as ‘Tenants in Common’. The male partner had never divorced his previous wife and […]

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Prevent a Challenge

A recent statement made by a member of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee said that ‘There are several ways to challenge the validity of a Will, though it is a complex area and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly’ To prevent such challenges from being contemplated there are several measures that can be taken to […]

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Testate or Intestate—- Your Choice

Few of us, if any, have a choice as to when we die. It is virtually unpredictable. When we die however we will die either testate or intestate. Testate means that we have left instructions, via a Will, as to how our assets are to be distributed after we are gone. Intestate means we have […]

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Simon Cowell knows when

It is reported today that Simon Cowell has had a DNA test which tells him when he is going to die. Apparently he is good for another 40 years yet. This will certainly give him time to plan his affairs to ensure the maximum part of his estate will reach his loved ones on his […]

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