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1st April 2019

If you go down to the woods today…

E.L.M Legal Services Ltd (E.L.M), who offer professional Will writing and Estate Planning services, are the proud sponsors of a life-size painted bear sculpture set to go on display at Wild Place Project this spring. The bear will be part of a trail of 20 individually hand-painted 3D bears placed around the south Gloucestershire attraction, […]

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27th March 2019

Is there a time limit for claiming a share of an inheritance?

If you believe you are entitled to something from someone’s Will, you may be able to make a claim, but beware of the time limits. If a relative dies and you have not inherited what you feel you have a right to, you may be able to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for […]

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20th March 2019

Implications of using a joint bank account instead of an Enduring Power of Attorney

A recent survey has revealed that a staggering number of people have granted relatives informal access to their bank accounts. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a formal document by which an individual can give one or more people access to their financial affairs and the power to spend money on their behalf. It […]

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13th March 2019

A quarter of people don’t have details of their partner’s assets

Research carried out by Direct Line Group has found that 25% of people who are married or co-habiting don’t know where their partner’s money is. This could cause problems in the event that someone dies. If the extent and whereabouts of their assets isn’t known, the administration of their estate could be delayed for a […]

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6th March 2019

Can a personal representative step down?

What happens if you’ve been appointed to act as the personal representative to a deceased’s estate but you don’t want to take on the role? Becoming the executor or administrator to an estate can be an onerous task. It involves collecting in the deceased’s assets, valuing them, arranging for sale or transfer, calculating tax liabilities, […]

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