Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate Blog

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Will power for 2019
3
Jan
2019

New Year’s resolutions often involve sorting out personal finances and this may include effective will and estate planning.

Festive family dispute
6
Dec
2018

Family disputes during the Christmas period are not uncommon, given the financial and other pressures which the festive period can sometimes bring.

Law-Commission-Delay-Wills-Project
21
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Time limitation on Inheritance Act claims
15
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Kurt Lee - Partner
6
Nov
2018

Kurt Lee, Partner and Head of Private Client at Lester Aldridge, has slammed the Government’s announcement of changes to probate fees as a new “stealth tax” on estates.

Probate fees
6
Nov
2018

Currently, the fee paid when applying for probate is £215 (or £155 for those applying through a solicitor) and there is no fee charged if the estate is worth less than £5,000, but from April 2019, probate fees will be changing.

Will forgery
19
Oct
2018

A consultant psychiatrist has recently been jailed for five years for forging an elderly patient’s will.

Will dispute solicitors
10
Oct
2018

In England & Wales, you can leave your estate to anyone you like. However, this can result in a will dispute if someone who thinks they will inherit are then either excluded from a will or they do not receive as much as they expected.

Financial abuse
31
Aug
2018

A qualified nurse and care home manager who was convicted in 2017 of stealing £98,730 from a vulnerable care home resident has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Online-accounts-after-death
27
Jul
2018

In an era where you can connect with friends and family with the click of a button and buy items without needing to step inside a shop, it is inevitable that estate planning will evolve to keep up with changes in technology.