What provision do you make for a co-habitee?

What provision do you make for a co-habitee?

It is an old fashioned principle of English law that you can leave your estate to whoever you want. True or False? It is actually both true and false. It is true that unlike many other countries which prescribe that your estate must be passed on to various relatives...
Should my Will deal with my Digital Assets?

Should my Will deal with my Digital Assets?

While this question is not one we are asked very often, it is being asked more and more frequently and is likely to become very common in the future. The first thing to say is that most Wills automatically cover your digital assets. It is the responsibility of your...
Grants of Probate FAQs

Grants of Probate FAQs

Our Private Client specialists answer the most commonly asked questions on Grants of Probate.    What is a Grant of Probate?A legal document that confirms an Executor’s authority to deal with the assets in a deceased’s estate. This allows the executor to close...
Grants of Probate: A Place in the Sun, but the assets stay?

Grants of Probate: A Place in the Sun, but the assets stay?

More than 100,000 Brits move permanently abroad each year, with many upping sticks in search of warmer climates and an escape from the hustle and bustle of life in our grey and crowded cities. Many expats sell up and cash in before making the move, often because this...
You can challenge a Wealth Preservation Trust

You can challenge a Wealth Preservation Trust

Ipswich based company, Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP), has for a number of years claimed to be able to protect homes and savings from care fees, the taxman and other threats, by setting up Wealth Preservation Trusts. Sadly for the many clients involved, UWP is...
Foreign assets – should I make another Will abroad?

Foreign assets – should I make another Will abroad?

If you have assets outside of England and Wales, we would normally suggest making a Will in the jurisdiction where your assets are based. Whilst our specialist solicitors have excellent knowledge of the tax and succession laws here in England and Wales, we cannot give...