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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 This week (28th March - 3rd April 2022) is Update Your Will Week. New research from Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) reveals that 47% of people haven’t updated their Will in more than five years. This means nearly half...

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...

Is there any risk involved in being appointed as an Executor?

Lee Young
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When someone dies, they leave behind an ‘estate’. Their estate is formed from all their money, assets, property, possessions, debts, and liabilities. As you might imagine, bringing together and valuing all these different items can be a...

The end of expensive boundary disputes?

Michelle Hayter
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Neighbour problems, such as boundary disputes, can be notoriously difficult and expensive to resolve. Lengthy and expensive disputes This was highlighted recently in a case where a London family lost their £600,000 home, which they had lived in for...

83 years of Frettens experience coming to Ringwood

Michelle Hayter
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The Partners at Frettens Solicitors were delighted last week to announce the opening of a second office in Ringwood in July 2018. Who will be based at Ringwood?               The Ringwood team...

Hello Ringwood!! Frettens opens second office

Matthew Fretten
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The Partners of Frettens Solicitors are excited to announce that they will be opening a brand new office in the heart of Ringwood in July 2018, making Ringwood a second home for the ever-growing Frettens family. A full service law firm for Ringwood ...

Why every parent needs a will

Lee Young
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When you are a parent to young children, life can be a daily demanding obstacle course! Getting everyone up, ready for nursery/school and getting into work… then after a busy day at work, coming home, cooking for the family, helping with homework,...

Capital Gains Tax - which is your main residence?

Lee Young
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Lee Young explains the implications of capital gains tax when it comes to owning multiple residential properties and discusses the potential savings that can be made by determining your main residence.

Power of Attorney fee refund scheme

Julie Frampton
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The Ministry of Justice has launched a scheme to refund those who may have overpaid when applying to register powers of attorney. The scheme applies to any lasting power of attorney (LPA), or enduring power of attorney (EPA) that was registered with the...

Intestate - What happens when someone dies without leaving a will?

Heather Varley
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When a person dies without leaving a valid will they are said to have died intestate. Dealing with their estate can be very complicated. When someone dies intestate If this happens to one of your relatives, it is best to seek legal advice as soon as...

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