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Our Wills and Probate solicitors regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

 

Probate prices in London - how do they compare?

Andrew Welch
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Years ago when family were having to deal with the sad task of getting probate and administering the estate of a loved one who had passed away, they would often use a local solicitor. That is no longer necessary and may not be the best thing to do for...

Will I have to sell my home to pay for care fees?

Sophie Holmes
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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on indoor visiting for care homes has made the news again in recent weeks as the government introduced measures to allow care home residents one visitor, as a part of the easing of lockdown restrictions in England...

Self-invested personal pensions and estate planning to reduce inheritance tax liability

Jill Rushton
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Self-employed business owners often have a person pension or self invested personal pension (SIPP) and it is important to consider these when estate planning . A significant chunk of your wealth could be tied up in the SIPP.As much, or more, than your...

What happens to my pension when I die?

Jill Rushton
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Lots of us think of our house as being our biggest asset and the main thing to consider when planning what we want to happen and who we want to look after if we die. But if you have been paying into a pension for a while, you could have built up a...

Can I get probate if there is no Will?

Katie Mayren
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I would always strongly advise you make a Will in any event regardless of your financial or family circumstances. When there is no Will made before someone passes away, administering their estate can be far more complex and there may need to be...

DIY probate - the trials and tribulations

Jill Rushton
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Many people are becoming much more tech savvy and are looking to save money where they can.  This is completely understandable in the current climate and more and more people are looking at dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away as a...

What to do when someone dies - a guide

Jill Rushton
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If you have just lost someone whether a friend or relative and you are wondering what the next steps are. This useful guide will take through the steps you need to consider and provide you with enough information to be able to carry out your...

What is a deputyship and who can apply?

Nicola Mawson
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If a person lacks mental capacity and has not put in place a power of attorney beforehand, it is likely that they will require the support of a deputy to manage their financial affairs and, in limited circumstances, to make decisions regarding their...

What to do when somebody passes away

Rachelle Nuttall
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It is understandably a very emotional time when someone sadly passes away and you may feel like you have a million and one things to do. The first and most important thing to know is that there is no rush with any matters, you must take your time and...

The use of a deed of variation to mitigate inheritance tax

Simon Page
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More individuals and families are finding themselves exposed to the possibility of their estate suffering inheritance tax (IHT). The basic IHT exemption of £325,000 per individual has remained unchanged for some years. An additional Residence Nil...

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