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A gift is anything that has value, such as money, household and personal goods, property, stocks and shares listed on a Stock Exchange, and unlisted shares held for less than two years before death.
Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be a difficult concept to comprehend. To put it simply, IHT is a tax that is paid upon an estate of someone who has died, however, it does not apply to all estates.
After a celebrity passes away, the world often learns more about how well or poorly they have planned for the distribution of their estate, leaving behind valuable lessons about estate planning that we can all learn from.
The DIY (do it yourself) probate approach means taking on the full legal and financial responsibility to administer a loved one’s estate yourself.
When a loved one passes away, there are a number of tasks that need to be considered and it can be a daunting process knowing where to start.
When someone dies without a Will, they are said to have died “intestate” and their estate must be distributed following the rules of intestacy.
At the end of September 2020, an amendment to the Wills Act 1837 came into force which extended the word ‘presence’ to include digital presence, allowing Wills to be witnessed via video throughout the pandemic period.
For many families, discussions about death are difficult to digest and for those who manage to have the conversation, it’s often an uncomfortable one to have.
The outcome of a recent High Court case is a warning for anyone challenging a Will.
The number of recent enquiries regarding contentious probate matters involving unmarried cohabiting couples has increased.
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