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How to apply for a grant of probate

If someone you know has died, and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and belongings.  The only way to […]

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Legal ways to reduce inheritance tax

Having worked hard throughout our lives, saved and invested carefully, we may wish to leave something to pass on to our children, loved ones and perhaps a charity that we support. Pam Hughes, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire advises that there are many ways to reduce inheritance tax, but […]

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Mental capacity requirements to make a will

With debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s on the increase, the question of whether or not a person has mental capacity to make a will frequently arises. Pam Briscoe, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire explains the rules. Assessing mental capacity Mental capacity, in the context of making a […]

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Protect your children’s inheritance by taking advantage of new tax allowance for family home

Nobody wants to see their hard-earned cash go to the tax man when they die, but until recently if your estate was worth more than £325,000 you faced the prospect of having to pay inheritance tax at a rate of 40 per cent. There were, and continue to be, ways to reduce your potential liability […]

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Mental capacity requirements to make a will

With debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s on the increase, the question of whether or not a person has mental capacity to make a will frequently arises. Pam Briscoe, wills and probate lawyer at Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, West Lancashire explains the rules. Assessing mental capacity Mental capacity, in the context of making […]

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