Solicitors in Essex

Son’s campaign to change Power of Attorney laws

Bellingham Will dispute underlines need to seek early legal advice

Bellingham Will dispute underlines need to seek early legal advice

Losing a loved one is devastating in itself, but the pain and upset of subsequent disputes over the validity of the Will they have left can cause significant delay in their estate being distributed, the incurring of sizeable legal fees and irreparable divisions within a family.

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Will opening Court of Protection doors lead to greater understanding?

Will opening Court of Protection doors lead to greater understanding?

A six-month pilot scheme has been launched, which sees the Court of Protection throw open its doors to the public and, for the first time, grant access to hearings which were previously held in the strictest of confidence.

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Protecting your Will against challenges

Making a Will and ensuring that it stays up to date is vital. It is often the case that family members will either be asked or volunteer to assist their elderly relatives in sorting out their affairs, so that everything is arranged according to their wishes.

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Chancellor backs away from deeds of variation abolition

For decades, rumours have circulated regarding the abolition of deeds of variation. Following last March’s budget there were fears that the Chancellor might, as part of his review of Inheritance Tax (IHT), introduce tighter controls on the use of deeds of variation.

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