Weekly blogs giving you our take on all things estate and asset planning – all the information you need, with none of the confusing jargon.
Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) are often overlooked in the estate planning process. Some think they are unnecessary; however, there are several reasons why they are vital and why you should look to include them as part of your estate plan. What Is an LPA? Lasting powers of attorney allow you, the donor, to choose
Writing your Will and choosing your beneficiaries can be a challenge. You may want to leave some people out of your Will, but be worried about the possibility of inheritance disputes in the future. So, how common are inheritance disputes, and what causes them? Inheritance Disputes: How Common Are They? Inheritance disputes are challenges to
Your Will is an incredibly sensitive legal document that contains a lot of personal information. You may be worried about who will be able to see your Will before and after you pass away, so we’ve put together a guide to explain who can see it, at what time, and whether it becomes public. Is
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin When looking into estate planning, you may have encountered Inheritance Tax. But how much do you actually know about it? In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Inheritance Tax and ways to potentially minimise it
Being named the executor of a Will is an important task; however, many people don’t know what it means or what they should do. So, we’ve put together a handy guide to walk you through everything you need to know. What Is an Executor? An executor is someone who has been named by the testator
Probate is sometimes needed to distribute the assets and estate of a person who has just passed away. Although it can be necessary in some cases, it may not automatically be a requirement, so understanding whether you need it can help smooth the way for your loved ones to execute your Will. What Is a