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13th February 2019

How to leave money to a charity

Charities rely on legacies for much of their funding and it’s a good way to support causes that have helped us during our lifetimes, but which is the best way to leave money to them? Many charities receive a high proportion of their income from gifts given to them via Wills. Supporting those which are […]

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6th February 2019

The importance of a Will when you’re a single parent

It might be the last thing you want to think about as a single parent, but making sure you have a valid Will is essential. This is the document that will ensure your children will be looked after in the way you choose. Failing to make a Will means that your children could be subjected […]

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30th January 2019

Making payments from a deceased’s estate

If you’ve been left money or a share in someone’s estate, you may be wondering what liabilities you have. Do you need to pay tax on the money, and who is responsible for clearing any debts the deceased may have left? After someone dies, their personal representative is responsible for winding up the estate. It […]

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23rd January 2019

How long does probate take and what can cause delay?

Winding up the estate of a deceased person can take many months, particularly if it is less than straightforward. Following someone’s death, it takes on average six to nine months to finalise their affairs and distribute funds to the beneficiaries. The process can be complicated and frequently takes longer than this if difficulties arise. A […]

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16th January 2019

Dealing with a business after owner’s death

When the owner of a business dies, administering the estate can be a complex affair. A business forms part of a deceased’s estate and can be left under the terms of their Will. However, probate is far more difficult to administer when a business which is a going concern is left. In this event, the […]

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