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Probate needs a professional touch

Probate needs a professional touch

Suzanne Porter, head of the private client team at Wake Smith, looks at how probate professionals can help you through the process.

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Expert advice is key in estate administration

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a complicated area and the HMRC are tightening up their investigations. IHT is a tax on the property, money and possessions of someone who’s died but there are payments, reliefs and exemptions…

Law changes if you die without a Will

Law changes if you die without a Will

Changes to the amount that your spouse or civil partner may receive on your death from your estate if you die without a Will will kick in from next month. Amendments to the law, which come into effect from February…

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New decade, new year, new focus, new Will?

The start of a new year often sees people set new health, fitness, work and lifestyle goals. 2020, and the start of a new decade, is a great time to ensure your personal affairs are in order, including making a…

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Can I give money away to avoid inheritance tax?

Depending on the size of your estate, a large proportion of it may be payable to HMRC in inheritance tax when you pass away. On your death, you will have a nil rate band sum of money which is tax free on your death…