Wills and Estates News

  • Protect your children's inheritance by taking advantage of new tax allowance for family home

    Nobody wants to see their hard-earned cash go to the tax man when they die, but until recently if your estate was worth more than £325,000 you faced the prospect of having to pay inheritance tax at a rate of 40 per cent. There were, and continue to be, ways to reduce your potential liability but none are straightforward. Read more ...

  • Probate Fees set to rise

    A decision has been made by the Government to change the probate applications fee structure commencing in May 2017. Read more ...

  • Risks of DIY LPAs

    Local Solicitor Sian Foster from Ware & Kay Solicitors based in York & Wetherby has joined a number of organisations representing older and vulnerable people to raise serious concerns around the Government’s online tool for creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Read more ...

  • Why is it important that you make a Will?

    Because you work hard all your life to build up your assets, it is very important to be confident that, upon your death, these assets go the people you would want them to go to. Read more ...

  • Why do I need a Power of Attorney

    There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf. It could just be temporary: for example, if you are in hospital and need help with everyday things such as making sure that bills are paid. Read more ...

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