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20 December 2023Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Navigating the complexities of inheritance law is essential for providing clarity and peace of mind. In this guide, we'll shed light on the specificities of spousal inheritance.

If you would like more advice, contact our team today.

15 August 2023Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

During the summer, Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been in the news almost every day. Along with more than 50 other MPs, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Liz Truss, and Nadhim Zahawi have written to the prime minister to demand the abolition of IHT. The Daily Telegraph has begun a drive to repeal the tax, and it is said that Downing Street is debating whether to include this idea in its election manifesto.

Remember A Charity is worried that such an alteration to the IHT framework might have a major adverse impact on legacy revenue, putting at risk one of the UK's greatest sources of voluntary income, which currently raises £3.9 billion annually.

25 January 2023Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

When looking to jointly own property and assets, there is a lot to consider, especially what will happen with them when you are no longer here. In this article, we look to address any questions you might have. 

If you are looking to find out more about what happens to your jointly owned assets on death, then speak to our private client solicitors today. You can contact us by calling 01555 662576  or fill out our online enquiry form

07 July 2022Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Dealing with the death of a loved one can cause complicated issues that you will need to consider when dealing with the distribution of their assets. If the deceased has passed away with a Will in place, this will detail how to administer their property, money and possessions. Within this, the deceased will have appointed certain executors to act as their representatives in administering the Will. 

03 May 2022Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Over the years, the traditional family structure has changed quite significantly. Modern families come in all shapes and sizes. They may include children from previous relationships, cohabitating partners, same-sex couples and adopted children. 

09 December 2021Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

If you are making a Will, you will likely have specific wishes for what should happen to your assets after you pass away. However, such plans can often come as a shock to those who stand to inherit from your estate and, as a result, your Will could be contested. For personalised guidance about protecting your Will, get in touch now.

10 September 2021Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Many people decide to leave money to a charity of their choice in their Will. Some people do this to cut down on their inheritance tax liability, so that the amount of tax paid on the rest of their estate is diminished, while others want to leave money to a cause they are passionate about. 

24 June 2021Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

There is a common misconception that estate planning and Will writing are the same. This is incorrect – Will writing is an important part of planning someone's estate and dictates the beneficiaries of an estate, but the planning process goes a lot further than this. Estate planning goes much further in terms of clarifying a person's wishes regarding their finances, planning for care costs, and more. This guide will cover some of the differences between Will writing and estate planning and the importance of the two so that you can make the right decisions for you or your loved one's future.

01 May 2020Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Estate planning allows you to get ahead of your future and ensure all the appropriate documentation that divides your estate is in line with your wishes. Having a well-thought out plan will not only protect you should you lose mental capacity, but it will also support your family and causes close to your heart on your death.

01 May 2020Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Making decisions is part of everyday life; from where we go when we step out the front door to who comes to visit us in our homes. You rarely consider a time where these choices will be made for you, and yet, the measures implemented as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have left us all incapable of planning our next move.

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