Here are some frequently asked questions about estate planning to help you when making decisions about your Will, Power of Attorney and Inheritance Tax Planning.
There are a few things you can do to locate the Will of someone who has recently died.
Yes, it can. If it contains any mistakes or has not been witnessed properly it can be deemed to invalid and, therefore, not legally binding. In addition, if there is evidence to suggest that the deceased was forced to write the will or had to make it under duress, it will also be considered void.
Not necessarily, as not every estate needs to go through the probate process. If the value of the estate is less than £5,000 and only includes money held in deposit accounts, then it is not required. However, if the estate involves property (either land or buildings) then you will need to obtain a grant.
It is a document that allows someone else - known as the attorney - on your behalf if you don’t want to do it any more or lose your mental capacity. It is a permanent arrangement and can only be made when you are of sound mind because of the ramifications of the decision.
There are several steps that must be followed to make an LPA.
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If you are considering writing a Will, you might also be interested in a funeral planning.
A funeral plan allows you to pay for your funeral, ensuring that your loved ones aren’t faced with any unexpected costs.
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To learn about funeral plan packages, we have put together an overview of the different levels of funeral packages available.