What is the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB)?

The RNRB is an additional inheritance tax allowance available to individuals who are leaving their home to their lineal descendants. Lineal descendants include; your children, stepchildren, adopted children, foster children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The maximum RNRB currently available to deaths this year is £150,000 and is set to increase to £175,000 in the 2020/21 […]

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Do I need to worry about Inheritance Tax (IHT)?

Yes, if your estate is worth more than £325,000. It is very important to be aware of what IHT you may have to pay on your death as your family may be in for a bit of a shock when they suddenly realise they have to pay thousands of pounds before they can receive their […]

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Will Writing Service in Bexley

  • July 17, 2013
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The Will Writing Service provides home visit will writing services in and around Bexley and the surrounding area. We visit clients in their home and provide a discreet and professional service that will leave you with the confidence that your affairs have been dealt with properly and professionally. Using our services does not need to […]

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How much does it cost to write a will?

Making a will is one of the most important legal arrangements you can make, yet it does not cost as much as people may think. In fact, the cost of making a will is next to nothing in comparison to having the peace of mind that your intentions are clear and legally valid. By having […]

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What is Probate?

  • March 7, 2013
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Probate is the legal process of proving that a person’s assets pass to the right people after they die, this is often referred to as ‘Proving the Will’. It is also the process that proves that the correct person or people are allowed to administer the estate. Probate with a Will If the deceased person […]

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What is a codicil?

  • February 8, 2013
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Even after its creation, there are times that you might need to make changes to your Last Will and Testament. Significant or large changes such as a change of spouse or beneficiary, adding a new asset, or changing the distribution of monies will typically entail creating a new Last Will and Testament. However, in some […]

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Nominating a Guardian for your child

  • January 23, 2013
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Anyone with young children must consider who will care for their children should they die before their children become adults (which legally happens at age eighteen). By preparing a Will with a guardianship clause they are able to decide who will have the responsibility of care for their children, but it is unfortunately not always […]

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LSB announces next steps in protection of Will Writing consumers

In September 2012 the Legal Services Board (LSB) announced the next steps in delivering greater protection to consumers of Will Writing, Probate and Estate Administration services. The LSB aims to ensure appropriate protection, including access to redress, to all consumers and are going to make recommendations to the Lord Chancellor early this year. It is […]

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Beware! Your Children Could be Disinherited!

Pretty well all parents wish to pass on their assets to their children once they’ve gone. After a lifetime of toil the biggest asset is normally the family home. It’s an awful thought that the parents’ home should end up in somebody else’s hands. All too often, it does!Here’s how it can happen: John had […]

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Things to consider before you write your will

APPOINTING EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES An Executor is the person or persons who will administer your estate on your death and will ensure your wishes are carried out. We suggest you elect no more than two members of your family, or close friends, to act for you. Ideally they should be younger than you (remember that […]

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