• 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...

Plundered Wills

Highlighted in the news today are a  number of cases where political parties have taken advantage of loosely worded Wills.  Bequests to’ Government of the day’ have been taken to mean Political Parties in Government today. One wonders about the Executors of the Will who paid over the monies to the Political Parties. They may well be at risk for not strictly adhering to the words in the Will.

The other interesting point of course is that bequests to political parties in Wills reduce the value of the Estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. With an estate in excess of £500k this could be a considerable figure as the deceased had never been married. On the other hand if it was all left to the Government they would get it anyway.

Your Will is important. The way it is written is important . The choice of executors is important.