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16th June 2017

Choosing Your Attorney For A Lasting Power of Attorney

In an ideal world, the person (or persons) you appoint as your attorney would be a trusted family member or friend. That said, being an attorney is a very important and responsible position. A health and welfare attorney may be making decisions about where you live, what you eat or a treatment plan for illness. A property […]

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9th June 2017

What If There Is A “Death Tax” Introduced?

Before the snap General Election, the Government was planning to introduce a new fee structure for applications for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (for when someone dies intestate). The new fees would have taken effect last month (May 2017), but the election has put these changes on hold. When somebody dies, the executors […]

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2nd June 2017

Selling A Property In Probate – Online vs High Street

Often when someone is left a property by a deceased relative, they will want to sell it quickly. This may be for emotional reasons, but there are also financial concerns to take into account too – maintenance costs can quickly mount up. Given these difficult circumstances, what do you need to consider when selling a […]

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26th May 2017

How Can Trusts Help With Inheritance Tax Burdens?

There are few taxes more unpopular than inheritance tax. A poll by the financial website, loveMONEY last year found that an incredible 90% of Brits believe it is unfair. However, there are a number of perfectly legitimate ways to reduce the amount of tax your estate will have to pay. One of those is making […]

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19th May 2017

What Will Your Legacy Be?

We tend to think of a legacy as a material possession or an accumulation of wealth that we can pass down to our children or other beneficiaries when we die. Legacy has a much broader meaning and one that might cause us to pause and think more about how we live our lives rather than […]

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