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Inheritance Tax Planning for Unmarried Couples

Inheritance Tax Planning for Unmarried Couples

The legal position of cohabiting couples varies to that of a married couple and they do not receive some of the benefits that married couples receive. Inheritance tax planning that is common place and simple for married couples may not therefore be the best option when it comes to unmarried couples. A married couple can … Read moreInheritance Tax Planning for Unmarried Couples

Potentially Exempt Transfers (PETs)

Section 3A of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 provides provisions specifically for Potentially Exempt Transfers (PETs). A PET is a transfer of value which is made during the lifetime of an individual; in other words, it is a gift of an asset and provided certain conditions are met, the PET can be exempt from IHT. … Read morePotentially Exempt Transfers (PETs)

Disabled/Vulnerable Person’s Discretionary Trusts

The Disabled/Vulnerable Person’s Discretionary Trusts These are useful trusts to use when your client has a child or another relative with a disability and who needs constant support. If this person inherits from a Will directly, this may affect what disability benefits they may receive. We can put the assets into a Discretionary Trust with … Read moreDisabled/Vulnerable Person’s Discretionary Trusts

September News! Round 1

The first edition of September’s Newsletter.

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Introduction to Guardianship

Appointment of Testamentary Guardians The appointment of testamentary guardians is rarely considered by parent, but it is highly desirable that they should consider who should look after their children if both were to lose their lives while their children are under eighteen. The appointment of a testamentary guardian can only be made by a person … Read moreIntroduction to Guardianship

Flexible Life Interest Trust

Flexible Life Interest Trust  Due to more complex estates and greater wealth, greater flexibility is essential to cope with any future changes to the family structure (such as new family members) and changes in the tax regime. The best way to gain the maximum flexibility is by the use of a Flexible Life Interest Trust … Read moreFlexible Life Interest Trust

Roles of executors and trustees

Who are trustees? A trustee is someone who is given legal responsibility to hold property in the best interest of or for the benefit of someone else (the beneficiaries). As the name implies, the trustee acts under a “trust” to do what is best and to act in the interests of the beneficiaries and not … Read moreRoles of executors and trustees

Intestacy

Intestacy can be a complicated issue. Difficult to wrap your head around the ins and outs, if you haven’t worked much with it before.

Below we’ve outlined the the rules in a simple flowchart to give you an idea on who will benefit from your estate if you a) have no Will or b) have no further levels of residue outlined in your Will.

Intestacy Flow Chart
Intestacy Flow Chart