This is a question that we are now frequently asked. With the possible introduction of significantly higher probate fees in May, it is likely that this will become an even more popular question.
To deal with a person’s estate it is usually necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate where the estate exceeds £50,000 in value and it may be required for smaller estates in some circumstances. The current fee payable to obtain the Grant of Probate is £155 if the application is made through a solicitor, or £215 if made personally.
An increasing number of families are unknowingly facing an inheritance tax liability, as the older generations have accumulated wealth and property values have increased.
From 6th April 2017, the financial limits for awards made in employment tribunals and statuary payments will rise to record highs.
Two charities have this month, been fined large sums of money for what has become known as ‘Wealth Screening’. This involves passing the personal information of charity supporters on to third parties so that those third parties can then identify those considered to be wealthy enough to approach for more money.
If your relationship does break down we will do our best to get you and your family through the divorce process in one piece.
The news that five Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled that Ms Kathleen Wyatt can take legal action against her millionaire ex-husband, Mr Dale Wince, after they divorced 20 years ago, long before he made his fortune, has sent shockwaves through the legal profession.
The Children and Families Act 2014 has established new laws and guidance to help decide where children should live or spend time if their parents have separated and are going through divorce. Here are the key points >>
Arbitration is a faster, more flexible alternative to the Divorce Court – and it’s one that could save you thousands of pounds.
If your relationship has broken down and you cannot agree on financial or property issues, family arbitration can save you money and stress compared with fighting things out in Court. Discover the benefits >>