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14 Feb 2019 Posted in Divorce & Separation Wills & Estate Planning 

Married, separated, divorced - what happens to a Will?

David Whitworth Posted by David Whitworth, Partner and Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate

Married, separated, divorced - what happens to a Will?

Many people don’t realise that any change in marital status will change the effectiveness of a Will. If you don’t keep your Will updated as life changes, you could be in danger of leaving loved ones without the inheritance you intended and a family dispute over your estate. Specialist solicitor David Whitworth explains.

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04 Feb 2019 Posted in Inheritance Tax Probate Wills & Estate Planning 

Probate fees to increase from April 2019 - are you prepared?

Samantha Taylor Posted by Samantha Taylor, Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Trusts & Probate

Probate fees to increase from April 2019 - are you prepared?

Our specialist probate and estate planning team are on standby to help anyone concerned about probate fees ahead of the planned increase in April. Putting your estate planning in order now could help you avoid rising probate fees and protect your financial assets in the longer-term.

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23 Jan 2019 Posted in Wills & Estate Planning 

Making A Will - Ensure Your Children Are Protected

Samantha Taylor Posted by Samantha Taylor, Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Trusts & Probate

Making A Will - Ensure Your Children Are Protected

It’s safe to say that no parent wants to think about a future where they aren’t around to look after their children, but there are ways to protect them should the unthinkable happen.

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11 Jan 2019 Posted in Lasting Power of Attorney Wills & Estate Planning 

Are you a carer? Useful information and advice from a specialist solicitor

Rebecca Broom Posted by Rebecca Broom, Associate Solicitor - Wills, Trusts & Probate

Are you a carer? Useful information and advice from a specialist solicitor

Rebecca Broom, specialist solicitor, shares some useful information and advice to make caring for a friend or relative more manageable now and in the future.

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09 Jan 2019 Posted in Attorneys & Deputyships Lasting Power of Attorney Wills & Estate Planning 

Uncovering the truth about Lasting Powers of Attorney

David Whitworth Posted by David Whitworth, Partner and Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate

Uncovering the truth about Lasting Powers of Attorney

Recent figures have revealed that applications for Lasting Powers of Attorney have surged in recent years. Perhaps unsurprisingly the number of investigations into cases of LPA misuse have also increased. David Whitworth, Partner and specialist solicitor, reminds us of the benefits of an LPA and the steps you can take to minimise the risk of financial abuse.

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