Protecting & passing on wealth

Publish date

24 November 2022

Here for you – November 2022

Welcome to the latest ‘Here for You’, where we share a selection of articles from across our Estates, Tax & Succession, Residential Conveyancing and Family departments. In this edition, we look at some of the key things those in mid-life may need to consider.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other topics, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Estate planning for blended families

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and it is very common for extended families to be made up of parents, step parents and half and step siblings. While there can be many positive elements of being part of a ‘blended’ family, when it comes to estate planning, it can make things more complex as Simon Mitchell highlights.

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Do I have a contentious probate claim?

Research shows that claims against wills and estates are on the rise and it can be no coincidence that we are entering the greatest wealth transfer of UK history, said to be valued at over £5.5 trillion to 2050. Lawrence Hiller-Wood considers the latest trends in this growing area, and the steps to take if a claim is suspected.

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Encouraging Better Conversations

The next in our series of videos designed to encourage better conversations to protect your family’s future, with Joanna Pratt, Senior Partner and Sarah Keily, Partner in our Family team. They explore the issues facing modern families and how best to navigate them.

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One Couple One Lawyer – Your questions answered

Couples can now appoint one lawyer between them to handle all aspects of their divorce, including child and financial arrangements. This can help keep the process as amicable as possible, as well as make it faster and more cost effective. But how does the One Couple One Lawyer process work?

Here, our trained mediators and expert family lawyers Kirstie Law and Desmond O’Donnell answer your questions.

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Bereavement guide

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult and is made even more so by the many administrative tasks that need to be dealt with. We have put together this guide to help you navigate the practical steps to take.

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