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Bereaved Young Person’s Trusts

Bereaved Young Person's Trusts

In last week’s article we covered what a Bereaved Minor’s Trust is and its requirements. This week we will cover a similar trust, a Bereaved Young Person’s Trust also known as an 18-25 trust. This is another commonly used trust in wills that would arise if a gift is made to the testator’s own children … Read moreBereaved Young Person’s Trusts

Bereaved Minor’s Trusts – what are they and how do they work?

Bereaved Minors Trusts

A Bereaved Minor’s Trust is one of the most common trusts that will arise from a will. It is a trust that will arise if a gift is made to the testator’s own children with an age condition of 18. It will ensure that the children can be provided for whilst they are minors but … Read moreBereaved Minor’s Trusts – what are they and how do they work?

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

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

Could Changes to the Taxation of Pilot Trusts Affect You?

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement at the end of 2014, legislation is now going through parliament which aims to limit the use of ‘pilot’ trusts. Pilot trusts are an accepted form of Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning, commonly used to reduce the impact of the special IHT regime which applies to trusts, known as the ‘relevant … Read moreCould Changes to the Taxation of Pilot Trusts Affect You?