A question our Wills and probate team often get asked is who can act as an Executor. In this article, we’ve shared who you can appoint as an Executor along with some things you should consider before making this important decision, to help ensure your estate gets handled as you wish it to.
Tag: Estate Planning
When making a Will, it’s important to carefully consider who you’d like to appoint as an Executor, as they play an important role in ensuring your wishes are met once you pass. In this article, we’ll share more about what duties and responsibilities an executor will have, to help you consider who is the best person or people to nominate to administer your estate.
With property values increasing, more people are becoming concerned that their families may have to pay inheritance tax when they pass. However, there are a number of exemptions related to inheritance tax that can be considered when writing your Will, in this blog, we’ll look specifically at the basic nil rate band and the residence nil rate band.
When writing a Will, there are specific steps you need to follow to ensure validity. A critical step in the Will writing process is to have the signing of the Will witnessed – by two independent witnesses. In this blog, we explain the Will signing process and why this step is important.
What happens to inheritance following a divorce is a common question clients ask, which is a complicated question to answer due to the complexity of this area, where mortality crosses with different areas of the law.
Understandably, the pandemic has enforced a sense of urgency to ensure we protect our loved ones should the worst happen to us. This has resulted in a surge of people of all ages amending their Wills or making a Will for the first time, to ensure their affairs are in order and their loved ones are protected. In this blog, we explain why making a valid Will is important no matter what your age and how the pandemic has changed the way we work – which may continue into the future.