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Can I Disinherit My Spouse & Children From My Estate When I Die?

The short answer is yes you can as long as you understand the consequences of doing so. Often people choose to disinherit loved ones because of a dispute or a break down in relationship.

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Samantha Armour is nominated in Family Law Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Samantha Armour has been shortlisted for Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the Year Award 2018.

The Family Law Awards were launched to recognise the important work of family lawyers, and celebrate their many successes and outstanding achievements.

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Why Appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were unable to make decisions for yourself in terms of your finances and your health?

Do you have assets in your name whether in your sole name or jointly that someone may have to access to pay for your care?

Perhaps you are physically unable to get out and about and need someone to do your banking for you?

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What is Inheritance Tax and How Can I Reduce It?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is tax you pay on your death when you leave certain assets to loved ones more than currently £325,000 at the current rate of 40%.

Inheritance Tax is not payable if the value of your estate you leave is less than £325,000 or you leave your estate to a spouse, civil partner or a UK registered charity.

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Why Do I Need a Will?

Most people believe that when they die, their assets will automatically pass to their loved ones and that they do not need to make a Will.

Others believe that partners and step children will also inherit from their estate if they do not leave a Will.

Some people also believe their nearest and dearest will ensure everyone is provided for.

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