Wills, Trusts and Probate

Posted 10th November, 2016 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

Writing a will can be a daunting prospect – not only because it requires you to contemplate your own death, but because Wills are concerned with the precise use of words, often with a legal meaning subtly different from its everyday meaning. Even with the best intentions the layman can go awry. Here are some… Read more »

Posted 10th October, 2016 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

In an increasingly digital age, there are more and more digital assets – online bank accounts, social networking profiles and online shopping and payment services. In the event of your death it is important to make sure these assets are accounted for, otherwise your loved ones could face problems or stress when attempting to access… Read more »

Posted 11th January, 2016 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

A Power of Attorney is as important as a Will in keeping control of assets and finances, so plan ahead to ease the pressure in later life. Everyone knows that they should write a Will, but not quite as many see the importance of a Power of Attorney. Whilst a Will enables you to decide… Read more »

Posted 18th November, 2015 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

Preparing a Will is a lot easier than you think and provides great peace of mind.  Do you have a reason not to? No one likes to think about death, and the prospect of planning what will happen to your assets when you pass is often an intimidating task. A Will allows you to decide… Read more »

Posted 26th January, 2015 under Wills, Trusts and Probate by

Often known as Death Duty, what was Capital Transfer Tax and before that Estate Duty is now called Inheritance Tax. Most people know that Inheritance Tax might be payable when a person dies but fewer are familiar with the rate of tax which is applied or the size of the estate when the tax becomes… Read more »