There are few areas of complex law which individuals feel they can tackle themselves, but for some reason, Wills and probate are frequently assumed to be areas for which no [...]Read more Are The Risks Of DIY Probate Outweighed By The Benefits?
Unmarried couples beware: tax and legal traps It has long been accepted that the law relating to unmarried couples is, at the very least unfair. As stated in a report by the [...]Read more Unmarried couples beware: tax and legal traps
It is a sad but unfortunately true that some families have children who, regardless of their age, are vulnerable. This can be for a diversity of reasons, varying from physical [...]Read more How to look after your vulnerable child after you die?
One of the purposes of a Will is to protect your assets after your death; and whilst a properly planned Will-Trust is a valuable legal mechanism in protecting your assets [...]Read more Can the Trust in my Will protect my assets from a divorce?
Flexible Will Trusts, also referred to as Discretionary Will Trusts have been relied on for many years as a way of generally protecting family wealth against 3rd parties [...]Read more Flexible Will Trusts: The Pros and Cons
A Deed of Variation (DOV) is a document that allows a will (or indeed the rules of intestacy) to be formally varied for a period of up to two years following the date of death [...]Read more The benefits of the Deed of Variation
Until earlier this year, every individual was entitled to an inheritance tax (IHT) free amount of £325,000 on their estate known as “nil rate band” (NRB). Since April an [...]Read more The law has changed. Should you also change your will?
What is a life interest trust? In its basic form the life tenant (usually the spouse or partner) is entitled to income produced by the property or, as is more common, to live [...]Read more Life interest trusts and the family home