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What happens to a Will after divorce?

Sevil Yildirim
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In this article, Trainee Solicitor Sevil Yildirim aims to clear up any confusion by sketching out exactly what happens to a Will after divorce, whether its invalidated and if you need to make a new one.

What would happen to my children if I was to die without a will?

James Hammersley
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As a parent, you’ll want to make sure that your children will be well looked after and cared for after your death.

In this article, Wills & Tax Partner Lee Young discusses how you can ensure that this is the case and that your children are taken care of according to your wishes.

What would happen to my children if I were to die without a will?

Lee Young
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As a parent, you’ll want to make sure that your children will be well looked after and cared for after your death.

In this article, Wills & Tax Partner Lee Young discusses how you can ensure that this is the case and that your children are taken care of according to your wishes.

Updating Your Will - When, Why and How?

Heather Varley
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Keeping your Will Up To Date Every year, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) hold 'Update Your Will Week'. Recent research from the organisation reveals that 47% of people haven’t updated their Will in more than five years. This means nearly...

What happens to my estate if I die without a will?

Lee Young
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In this article, Wills & Tax Partner Lee Young outlines what happens to your estate if you die without a will. Lee looks at various scenarios and discusses what would happen to your assets if intestacy rules were followed.

Everything you need to know about HMRC's Trust Registration System (TRS)

Lee Young
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Following the introduction of the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the UK government is committed to compiling a complete list of express trusts in the country.

Wills & Tax Partner Lee Young provides everything you need to know about HMRC's Trust Registration System in this article guide.

Can an ex-spouse claim against an estate?

Michelle Hayter
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Michelle Hayter is a partner and head of Frettens' specialist dispute resolution team .  A specialist in dealing with contentious wills and probate , she is recommended in the Legal 500 , an independent guide to the legal sector, for her work...

How to contest a will

Michelle Hayter
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Can you contest a will? Michelle Hayter talks about grounds for contesting a will, how long you have to contest a will, and who pays for contesting a will? Also whether you can contest a will after probate, and recommended solicitors for contesting a will in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Probate fees

Lauren Smallwood
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Current application fees When a loved one passes away, one of the key steps in administering their estate is making an application for Probate. This application currently has a court fee as follows: 1.  The estate is worth less than £5,000 ...

Funding your care home

Lee Young
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How does care home funding work? Who pays for residential care? How much does a care home cost? Lee Young, partner and solicitor from our Ringwood office, provides an introduction care funding.

Top five equity release concerns

Lee Young
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If you've owned your home for a number of years, it's likely that you have built up significant equity in it. To release a portion of this wealth downsizing is one option, but equity release enables you to release a tax-free lump sum, without having...

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