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Business succession planning - keeping it in the family
The cats (and dogs) that got the cream: provision for pets in wills
Inheritance Tax: the world's most unpopular tax?
Our top Panthera estate planning articles for 2023
Where do you call home? Wills and non-dom status
How does the Autumn Budget impact on you?
What is estate planning?

What is estate planning?

 21 November 2023
Understand exactly what estate planning all about could be as simple as sitting in your lounge and looking around at your stuff.

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Easier, simpler and more secure: new legislation for Lasting Power of Attorney (Updated Oct 2023)
Wills for free: good value or a false economy? (2023 edition)
Show me the money: selling your business and estate planning
Why University students and graduates might need your help now, not later
How much can a spouse inherit? Changes to the rules of intestacy
Tales of the unexpected: succession planning for small business owners
How many Wills have you got? The Aretha Franklin court case
Why long-term care planning is for now, not later
Have that talk: estate planning for young adults
Not as simple as you might think: invoking an LPA
Photo ID: not just for elections
Our survey says: Big data on the 50+ age group
Why choose a Society of Will Writers professional to write your will
NI contributions pension extension; what it means for your estate planning
To my dear wife, I leave my phone: bequeathing your tech
Living trusts: why Priscilla Presley is contesting her daughter’s will
Long-term care: why you might need to revise your cost estimates
Our top Panthera articles to help you with your estate planning
Nothing for the family: wills and unwelcome surprises
“We don’t want the money”: the surprising results of a new study into millennials and inheritance
What will your kids do with your legacy? Intergenerational wealth planning and the trust factor.
The Sunak factor: how might it impact your estate planning?
Estate planning and mini budgets

Estate planning and mini budgets

 04 October 2022
How has the recent mini-budget and subsequent market movements affected your estate planning? It's a good time to review your plans to check they are on track.

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Royal estate planning and succession
Who’s cashing in, and who is cut out: celebrity wills and the family
Interesting times: rising interest rates and your estate planning
Looking after No1: gifts, long-term care and inheritance tax
Taking care of your pets in your will
Writing or Updating a Will [UPDATED June 2022]
Hide and seek: Record keeping and probate
Providing for your kids: blended families and wills
Non-dom status: how it affects IHT and who can benefit from your estate
Trust registration: the deadline approaches
No-fault divorce and estate planning
Holding onto your inheritance: post-nups for the over 50s
Long-term care in 2022: what the government has got planned
Contesting a will: how to nail down your wishes
Leaving a legacy or living a legacy?
Inheritance tax: who pays most and how to plan so your heirs pay as little as possible
Trusting in education: helping out with future school fees
Keeping control after your death: Trusts and your Will
Intergenerational wealth transfer: securing your family’s financial future
New plans for a new life phase: estate planning after bereavement
Digital assets, NFTs and the importance of keeping secure records
Looking after No1: estate planning for single people
Changes and updates: Lasting Power of Attorney amendments
Long-term care: why you need to plan now
Ageing Europe - the stats

Ageing Europe - the stats

 30 July 2021
Ageing in Europe, retirement, life expectancy and business succession: how stats from a new EU report should influence your estate planning.

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Love and marriage: wills and estate planning for LGBT couples
Heirlooms and history: why bloodline planning is important
6 top tips for successful estate planning
Life insurance and Trusts: protection for your family when you’re no longer there
5 things to consider if you’re a silver separator
10 ways to protect your estate for your loved ones and reduce your IHT bill
Helping the next generation start out in business
Should equity release always be a last resort?
Just the two of us: estate planning for both of you
Being an attorney in the time of COVID
Long-term care: financial assessment and future planning
Falling asset values: why it’s important to think long-term
Protecting against the worst: business LPAs and vaccines
Lockdown 2.0: Helping the next generation now
Registering a Trust: new rules on their way
Why a free Will may not be such a bargain
Complex Inheritance Tax Rules leaves families exposed
Inheritance tax: don’t pay more than you need to
Care in later life

Care in later life

 23 September 2020
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is Britain’s ageing population. As later-life care becomes more prevalent, whether you are considering this for yourself or a relative, covering the costs involved can be significant. Read our article to help your thought process.

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Marriage after Death

Marriage after Death

 16 September 2020
What happens if your partner re-marries after your death? You may find that their new partner inherits your legacy and your children are disinherited! Watch our short video explaining what may happen.

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Who, what, when: the cornerstones of your updated will
Why use a Professional Trustee?

Why use a Professional Trustee?

 02 September 2020
The role of a Trustee can be extremely daunting for an untrained person and often decisions will be made which may not be completely in the the interest of the Beneficiaries.

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Financial gifts, IHT and the seven year rule
What happens to your home when you die?
Business LPAs: why every business owner should have one
It's Time for change

It's Time for change

 05 August 2020
The OPG has updated their online system to improve the processing for LPA's. Find out how this works and what it means to you.

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Can I write my own will?

Can I write my own will?

 28 July 2020
A DIY will could cost your family dearly. Here's why a professional will writer can make your wishes clear AND save your family a lot of stress

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Protecting vulnerable family members
Bloodline planning: keeping it in the family
Don't gamble with your children's future
Why you need business succession planning
Why it’s important to choose the right executor for your will
Why just writing a Will may not be enough
What is an LPA and why do I need one?
Why you need a Trust

Why you need a Trust

 03 June 2020
Many of you will understand what a Trust is, but not how having the right Trust in place can benefit you and your loved ones. Read our article to understand the basics.

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What happens when this happens ... is your Will ‘Divorce-Proof’?
Interesting times: why you should update your Will
The Importance of parental guardianship

The Importance of parental guardianship

 26 May 2020
In the event of the death of both parents, if you have you do not have a Will with an appointed Guardian, the future of your minor children will be left in the hands of the Family Courts...

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Need to apply for probate? Get in line!

Need to apply for probate? Get in line!

 24 May 2020
Many people are in the dark about the probate process because they have never been in contact with it before and so don’t understand exactly what it entails, here's some help

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Not choosing a Professional Trustee could mean that your intended Beneficiaries lose out!
Belt and Braces for Power of Attorney

Belt and Braces for Power of Attorney

 20 May 2020
More and more people are looking to set up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) with the threat of Covid-19 being ever present. Read our blog to find out options to be able to act NOW.

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