Investing for children

What happens if I die without a will?

Monday, 31 December 2012 | News

Married and unmarried couples could be given better inheritance rights if there is no will in place, under a new proposal from the Law Commission.  

Is my mother's will legal?

Monday, 27 July 2009 | Article

"My mother died eight years ago, and although she had written a will, it had not been witnessed.

Can trusts help me avoid inheritance tax?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

"I have recently taken out some level-term life 
insurance. Following advice in the financial pages, I chose to put it in trust.

Leave your loved ones an inheritance

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

This year we’re set to hand over more than £2 billion in inheritance tax (IHT), according to research by professional advice website

How do I contest a will?

Tuesday, 07 October 2008 | Article

"Ten years ago my father retired and emigrated to France where he married again. However, he recently passed away, leaving wills in both France and the UK that left his assets to different parties.

Can LAs seize property for long-term care costs?

Monday, 18 August 2008 | Article

Back in 2003, my 87-year-old father-in-law gifted his home to my wife and her brother. The home was valued at the time at £96,000 and it’s currently worth about £143,000.

Don't leave your money to the taxman

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 | Article

It's not surprising that inheritance tax (IHT) is often described as one of the most hated taxes.

Where there's a will there's a way

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Once there was an old lady - let's call her Jane - who died at the age of 84. She left an estate worth £200,000, including her home, a bungalow.