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Estate planning for blended families


Estate planning for blended families can be extremely challenging. When a new family is created from different relationships, it is important to understand the entitlement children who do not have the same two parents have to share in their parents’ estates. In a blended family, there are usually children from a previous relationship of one or both of the partners. This can raise issues about who gets what when one or both die(s).  

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International Day of Charity 2022 - Why leave to charity in your Will?

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You don’t have to be a philanthropist to leave money to charity in your Will. Every charitable donation counts, no matter how small. Most UK charities promote gifting through Wills. This year sees International Day of Charity take place on 5 September 2022, which presents an ideal opportunity to consider including a charitable donation in your Will.

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When is the best time to make or update your Will?

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Many people fail to make a Will at all, thinking that they do not need one. However, every adult over the age of 16 should make a Will and update it as their circumstances change throughout their lives. In this article, we look at why everyone needs a Will, capacity and Power of Attorney, and life events that may require you to update your Will. 

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A liferent trust - what it is and when to use it

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A liferent trust is used where the person who owns an asset wishes to allow someone else to have the benefit of it whilst passing on ultimate ownership to someone else. Whilst a liferent trust can be created during the owner’s lifetime, it can also come into force when the owner of the asset dies. 

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How to reduce family conflict with a Will

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When someone dies, there can be an expectation amongst family members that they will automatically receive a share in the estate. Regrettably, that is not always the case. Misunderstandings often lead to arguments and disputes in the family, which is the last thing the family of the deceased need at a time of great sadness. That is why it is sensible to try to reduce family conflict with a Will. 

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