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Writing a will important for single parents

Single parents must write a will to ensure that a guardian is appointed for their children should the worst occur, it has been claimed. According to Richard Cook, regional chairman of the Society of Will Writers and senior writer at… Find out more

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Cohabitees still get nothing under new inheritance reforms

The laws of intestacy  – which outline what happens to someone’s assets and possessions when they die without a Will – changed on 1st October 2014, but cohabitees are still not protected. From October a major haul of intestacy law… Find out more

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New inheritance rules when someone dies without a Will

The intestacy rules are changing from 1 October 2014. In this article we outline the new inheritance rules when someone dies without a Will. When someone dies without leaving a Will, in legal terms they are said to have died… Find out more

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Writing a will ‘a must to protect your loved ones’

Everyone is advised to write a will to ensure that their property, cash and other assets are left to who they really want them to go to. The Leader-Post has told the story of Eva Gabrielsson, who lived for many years as… Find out more

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Spouses often given executor duties

It is not uncommon for a person to grant their partner executor duties, but this can lead to a number of pitfalls. For example, if the couple splits up, all sorts of problems can arise from having to change the will,… Find out more

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Taxman benefits from lack of estate planning

The need to write a will has been emphasised through new research, which shows that tax inefficiencies are leading to the taxman receiving greater pay-outs. Over the course of the year, it is estimated by Unbiased.co.uk that the taxman will unnecessarily receive… Find out more