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Wills and probate lawyer in Ormskirk, Lancashire

The risks of DIY probate

An increasing number of executors choose to deal with an estate themselves when a close relative dies, but is this really a wise move?  The reality is that probate is usually a complex process, even where the estate appears at first blush to be small and straightforward. If you take into account the feelings of […]

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Why you should use a lawyer to prepare your will

Making a will is one of the best things you can do to ensure your family are taken care of when you die and that your money, property and other belongings are passed on to the people or good causes you have chosen. To make a valid will there are certain requirements that need to […]

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Paying a deceased relative’s debts

Paying a deceased relative’s debts

When a person dies someone needs to sort out their affairs.  Very often responsibility for doing this falls on the person’s relatives, either because they have been named as an executor in the will or because they have been given permission from the Probate Registry where no will exists. Paying for the funeral and settling […]

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Wills and probate lawyer i Ormskirk

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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Leaving a gift to charity in your will

Time spent with family and friends over the festive period can make you realise how precious life is and the importance of ensuring that those you love and care about are provided for when you die.  Among those you wish to benefit from your will may be a charitable organisation, but occasionally leaving gifts to […]

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