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Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%

From May, grieving families could be forced to take out short-term loans in order to implement the probate process suggests Government analysis, following an increase to fees.

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What is a Living Will?

Nov 22, 2016

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Many of these risks can be avoided by the use of a ‘living will’. You can read more about what a living Will is here

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Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate?

Writing a will allows you to keep control of your assets after you die. Prepaid probate could save your estate money. Read more

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Where there's a Will

Jul 8, 2015

Where there's a Will

It may surprise you to learn that over 8 million UK adults aged fifty or over have not made a will

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Considerations when writing a Will

You are never too young to make a Will, in fact doing so may give you peace of mind. There are various ways to write a Will take a look

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How much does probate cost?
In 2013 the average cost of probate was £2,160; a figure that has increased by a massive 39% over the last year. Read more

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The biggest losers of not making a Will

New intestacy rules come into effect 1st Oct 2014 see who the biggest loser is by not making a Will. Read on

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Why do I need a Will?

Jul 25, 2014

Why do I need a Will?

Unfortunately the need for making a Will is a question asked and dismissed by almost two thirds of the UK. Read more

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Have your parents made a Will?

Do you know if your parents have made a Will yet? Making a Will is pivotal to later life planning

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