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The number of people dying without a will, that is to say “intestate”, remains alarmingly high. Yet, leaving things to chance can cause unnecessary stress and heartache for loved ones left behind. The intestacy rules, which determine who inherits your estate if you have not made a will, date back almost a century, and despite…

The third anniversary of Prince’s death has recently passed and there are few signs of the administration of his estate being concluded as reported in-fighting between the administrator and the beneficiaries continues. Caroline Belam comments on how some of the issues might have been avoided if Prince had prepared a Will. On 21 April 2016,…

It may be tempting to use a do-it-yourself will kit to decide how to divide your estate after you die, but you could create problems that will leave loved ones with a legal headache. The number of inheritance disputes being heard in the High Court has jumped by over 60% in the past two years….

Have you been an executor in the last 30 years? It is possible thousands of pounds could be owing to your deceased relatives estate for mis-sold PPI. In the wake of the PPI saga, the Banks put back more than £50 billion to cover the costs of settling any claims. It is estimated that around…

  A clutch of the wealthiest families in the UK are taking advantage of inheritance tax rules designed to help small businesses and landowners, saving themselves almost £700m a year, according to a report. The campaigning group Tax Justice UK found 234 families with more than £1m in business assets shared £458m in relief in the 2015-16 year thanks…

Teenage orphan’s trustee, 39, who helped herself to up to £60,000 of the 17-year-old’s inheritance money is jailed for two years A trustee of a teenage orphan’s inheritance who helped herself to up to £60,000 of the boy’s money has been jailed for two years and three months. Mother-of-three Melaney Watford, 39, was a close friend…

  A fortune for a feline: is it even legal? Last month it was reported that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had passed away. The famed creative director of leading fashion house, Chanel, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer aged 85 after having amassed a considerable fortune (as much as £150 million according to media reports)….

  Gaby Eirew suffered two big bereavements in the space of a month. The experience impelled her to find a way of prompting parents to record video messages for their children. When Gaby Eirew’s father was dying from pancreatic cancer one of his last pieces of advice was: “Grieve for me for two years, after…

PARIS: Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette was already the most famous cat in fashion. Now the white fluffy Burmese cat that the late fashion designer doted on could be about to become the richest feline on the planet. The pampered eight-year-old puss has enjoyed a jetset lifestyle eating off silver platters since Lagerfeld “kidnapped” her in 2011…

The Government is undertaking a £1 billion programme of judicial reform including extensive changes to the probate system which will see a sliding scale of court fees introduced to increase the flat fee paid through a solicitor of £155 on an estate valued at between £500,000 and £1 million to £2,500. On estates valued at…

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