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Wills, Probate & Trust

Wills, Probate & Trust

Is your client due an Inheritance Tax Refund?

In 2017 the Inheritance Tax Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was introduced. The calculation of this allowance can be incredibly complex.  In fact, it is so complex that HMRC have actually been calculating the tax due from estates incorrectly in some cases.

Wills, Probate & Trust

If you’re considering divorce, or in the midst of divorcing, don’t overlook making immediate changes to your Will

Going through divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life. On the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale, it ranks higher than imprisonment and is second overall.  It is akin to grieving upon the death of a loved one.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Where there’s no Will, there’s a way

The grieving process can be traumatic and highly emotional, which can often be made significantly worse once family, friends and loved ones look to sort out the deceased persons affairs. From time to time, we deal with families where their loved one did not leave a Will, or in some cases, where they have been left out of the Will entirely.

Wills, Probate & Trust

How to make giving your child a deposit inheritance tax efficient – lifetime giving explained

Lifetime giving done well can be an ideal way of passing on wealth and seeing the benefit, whilst also saving tax on your death. The problem is that the tax rules are both unnecessarily complicated and often misunderstood.

Wills, Probate & Trust

So just how secure is your business?

Everyone who’s run a business has woken up in cold sweats over deadlines, staff, buildings, anything of detail in the business but very few have sat back and looked at the biggest risk to their business… their not being in it.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Making your Will? Don’t be like Aretha – make sure your wishes are shown a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Aretha Franklin died on 16 August 2018. Just over a year later there are still ongoing court proceedings about her Will… or should that be Wills. 

Wills, Probate & Trust

Samuel Phillips Law helping Make a Will month to succeed

Samuel Phillips Law is taking an active part in this year's St Oswald’s Hospice’s Make a Will month. It means that throughout June, it will offer Wills at a special rate and donate the fee to St Oswald’s.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Property Trust Wills reduce the worry of care home fees

When couples make a will, the majority are unaware that they can increase the amount of money they can pass on to their heirs through a Property Trust Will in a way that mitigates care fees.

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