Marriage – the effect on your Will

Those that enter a marriage after making a Will are at risk of having their Will revoked, with assets left to pass through “intestacy rules.” It is important that you update your Will in these circumstances, to protect your wishes and assets.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? (LPA)

Cristina explains the role and responsibility of an LPA, what to consider and what could happen in the event that you haven't appointed one before losing mental capacity.

Your property and care home fees

There comes a time when property and care home fees become a very serious consideration, and it might seem complicated and confusing. It doesn't have to.

Protecting your home against care home fees

It is estimated that one in four of us will be living in a care home during our final years. Many couples are concerned that their property will need to be sold in order to meet the costs, resulting in a reduced inheritance for their family.

Fraser Brown advises on changes to Intestacy Rules

The Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) affects the way in which assets of those people who die without making a will are shared between their relatives. Joanne Buckley of Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Fraser Brown provide advice for Later Life

The wills and probate department at Fraser Brown will be speaking at an upcoming ‘Later Life Matters’ event, which will focus on providing over 50’s with information and guidance related to all matters associated with growing older.

Could the wills industry be embracing technology

The wills industry could see quite a shake up over the coming years, if technology continues to develop and play a bigger role.

Digital legacies and wills

The Law Society has produced updated advice for writing wills in the 21st century, which focuses on leaving a digital legacy. Emma Small, a solicitor at Bingham based Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Inheritance Tax Planning

David Cameron has announced that the Conservatives would like to cut inheritance tax suggesting that the party may go into the next election reviving its pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

An LPA is a legal document in which you can appoint an attorney or attorneys to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself, or simply require some assistance in making certain decisions.

Why couples should make a will

Most people think wills are of more relevance to the elderly; this is certainly not the case, particularly for couples who have young children. There are many reasons why couples should make wills:

Capital Gains Tax

Q. I am domiciled in England and Wales and last week I sold an investment property for £250,000 which I...

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