Welcome to the latest ‘Here for You’, the first of 2023. In this edition we offer an estate and tax planning checklist; explore current probate delays; consider how family mediation can help when it comes to divorce and look ahead to what this year might hold for the philanthropic sector.
As always, if you have any questions about these or any other topics, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
New year estate and tax planning check list
January is often a time to take stock and get your affairs in order for the year ahead. Our experienced lawyers and tax experts have put together a list of the key things to consider.
How long is the probate process currently taking?
Dealing with the death of a loved one is always a difficult time, and the probate process is no exception. People are naturally eager to complete probate as smoothly and quickly as possible and are often dismayed to learn that ongoing delays at the Probate Registry may mean the process is more drawn out than they were anticipating. Helen Stewart looks at how long current delays are and the steps being taken to improve them.
How mediation can help in the divorce and separation process
Philanthropy and succession planning
What might 2023 hold for the philanthropic sector, especially in terms of succession planning? Clare Morison in our Estates, Tax & Succession team, looks at potential trends for the year ahead.