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Inheritance Tax – the cost of passing on your home

Over the next 4 years the government is phasing in measures to attempt to reduce the burden of inheritance tax for most families by making it easier to pass on the family home to direct descendants without a tax charge. Currently individuals […]

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Common Law Marriage – is it all a myth?

We all hope that love will last forever, whether we are married or not, but what happens if it doesn’t?  Many people believe that being in a long term relationship means you are in a ‘common law marriage’ and that you […]

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Wills & Probate

Wills & Probate Making a will is one of the most important things you can do for your family but most people die without having made one.  Will forms can be downloaded from the web or even bought  from the […]

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Appointing a guardian for your child

Matthew Porter Private Client Solicitor & Partner It was not long after my first child was born that my wife and I decided it was time to make a Will. This was before I became a solicitor and making a […]

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What is Probate?

‘Probate‘ is the application for the right to deal with a deceased person’s affairs (called ‘administering the estate‘). Different terms apply, depending on whether or not the deceased person left a will and where they lived. Different terms associated with […]

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