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Your inheritance and the tax man - Express.co.uk

Your inheritance and the tax man - Express.co.uk | Wills | Scoop.it
Your inheritance and the tax man Express.co.uk David Webb, partner and head of wills and probate at QualitySolicitors Mander Hadley provides some of the key things you need to know about inheritance tax and explains the options available for...
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This is a neat sponsored article that provides a useful summary of key inheritance matters.

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Modern Aging: Why you should have a will - Richmond Times Dispatch

Modern Aging: Why you should have a will - Richmond Times Dispatch | Wills | Scoop.it
Modern Aging: Why you should have a will
Richmond Times Dispatch
Not having a will can lead to a complicated and expensive legal process for the family because the estate will become intestate.
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Excellent short article about the importance of a Will. Can be a simple one page upto volumes for more complex needs.

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Aged 55 or above? Get a free will as part of - Money Saving Expert

Aged 55 or above? Get a free will as part of - Money Saving Expert | Wills | Scoop.it
If you're over 55 and have yet to make a will, or you've one that needs amending, this month you can get this for free (Aged 55 or above?
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Interesting thing about the  'Free Will' month idea. Money Saving Expert apart, generally speaking Wills are often seen as a loss leader, in that it's the Probate that is the real prize. So fine, no problem, but just beware that in some cases you might discover a little subtle pressure is put on you to accept a suggested Executor be named in your Will. If your OK with that, no worries, keep calm and carry on.

Also, as a footnote, you may find that the 'donation' to Charity can be as much as an eye watering £90 in some cases. As the saying goes, 'There is no such thing as a free lunch"........

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Wills & Probate: Guardianship for Minor Children | Austin and Carnley

Most people only think of a Will when they are worried about where their assets will go, but it is important to also remember that a Will enables you to appoint guardians as well. A guardian is someone you have named in your ...
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Making an important point about children and Guardianship. Something young couples with a family rarely consider.

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Probate: avoid a final rip-off when sorting out your loved one's estate - The Guardian

Probate: avoid a final rip-off when sorting out your loved one's estate - The Guardian | Wills | Scoop.it
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Probate: avoid a final rip-off when sorting out your loved one's estate
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And don't automatically let a bank or solicitor named as executor in the will carry out probate.
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Very helpfull article with reference to DIY probate. Pineapple Wills provides similar services.

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Things To Do Before You Die To Avoid Probate

Things To Do Before You Die To Avoid Probate | Wills | Scoop.it
We all have bucket lists of things to do before we die, things like sky diving or visiting Italy.  However, the folks at Dana Law Firm feel there are a few other things you should add to that list in order to avoid probate.  Such as getting a will.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Spledid infographic about Wills & Probate on the other side of the pond!

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Donate through Will Aid | NSPCC

Donate through Will Aid | NSPCC | Wills | Scoop.it
Take part in WillAid during the month of November and donate your solicitor's fees toward helping us protect vulnerable children.
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This is the season for making a Will. However, as mentioned before, be aware of the likely cost of donations! Expect the collection box to have a hefty price tag!

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Preparing for death and preserving a life in the digital age | Living | Idahostatesman.com

Preparing for death and preserving a life in the digital age | Living | Idahostatesman.com | Wills | Scoop.it
Your mother has just entered hospice care, and she is declining quickly. Suddenly there are a million questions you are supposed to have answered in advance: Is there a will? What should we do with the house, the old china, the dog?

Via Mind At Rest Wills
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Brilliant well written and thought provoking article. Independent view, and quite moving at times.

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How to Find English Probate Records after 1858 ... - Jessica Coupé

How to Find English Probate Records after 1858 ... - Jessica Coupé | Wills | Scoop.it
1) Go to England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966available on Ancestry. The National Probate Calendar index will tell you. The Person's name; Date and Place of Death ...
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Nice series of articles about searching English Probate Records. Very helpful.

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