A planned hike in probate fees, described as a ‘new inheritance tax’, has been scrapped by the government.
The number of legal challenges being mounted against wills has remained high for three years, fuelled by the rising prevalence of dementia
The cost of administering a deceased person's estate will substantially increase from May.
Setting up a lasting power of attorney to take decisions in the event of your declining health makes a lot of sense both financially and emotionally.
During the month of October members of the public aged-55 and over are able to get a will written or updated free of charge.
'Think about who you want to benefit and get your will drawn so you and your family can have peace of mind,' warns the Law Society.
Probate fees could rise from £155 to £20,000 for those in England and Wales who die with large estates, under plans announced by the government.
One in five people lie about the contents of their will according to new research.
Banks are releasing more and more cash to mourning families - possibly stoking feuds.
Intestacy laws could hit your estate with a surprise tax bill if you die without a will.