Experts are urging savers to consider putting their air miles in their Wills or risk them being voided upon their death.
The increase in the number of probate disputes being heard at the High Court is being blamed on the increasing number of DIY Wills. The High Court heard 368 cases about probate last year, up from 282 in 2017, and
A YouGov survey has revealed that 44 per cent of over-50s have changed their Will several times due to the complexities of modern family relationships.
A new study published this week suggests that a staggering 5.4 million UK adults are ‘completely perplexed’ by Wills and ‘would not know where to start’ if they wanted to write one.
Important life events such as getting married, moving house or having children are being overlooked by many British families, who are failing to keep their Wills regularly updated to reflect changes in their circumstances, it has been warned.
A new study suggests that more than half (56 per cent) of UK parents do not have a Will. This means that in the event of an unexpected death, their children could potentially be left without legal guardianship.
The calls come ahead of Remember A Charity Week – a campaign due to take place from Monday 10 September to Sunday 16 September 2018.
News that the Treasury’s Inheritance Tax (IHT) take has hit a record high in the past year has sparked concerns that IHT is not keeping up with the pace of UK house price growth.
Families are being reminded to always seek specialist legal advice when setting up a Will, in order to avoid unforeseen fees or complications later down the line.
Sir Bruce Forsyth sadly passed away back in August 2017, but in recent days, probate records have emerged suggesting that the much-loved entertainer ‘disinherited’ all of his children in his Will.