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Office of the Public Guardian refund

Registration fee refund scheme . Read more...


Orange Bikes 'lynchpin' Michael Bonney brings his life to its end

Crash had left him paralysed. Read more...


Wills storage blunder

Lloyds Bank creates inheritance mess . Read more...


Quarter Of Retirees Exclude Family Beneficiaries In Wills

Pensioners plan to leave their estate to other beneficiaries. Read more...


Justice Secretary Withdraws Probate Fees Order

The Saga Is Over. Read more...


Inheritance tax cut?

Chancellor Sajid Javid has this on his mind. Read more...


Brits Believe Wills Are Just For The Wealthy

New research revealed a third of people think Wills are only for the very rich. Read more...


HMCTS Apologise For Probate Delays

An apology for the slowness of the probate service since March 2019. Read more...


Probate backlogs reducing

Blog review of the current problematic situation. Read more...


Daughter beats stepsister in inheritance battle

Which parent died first?. Read more...


Grieving Families Charged Because Of Governmental Probate Backlog

Families paying unreasonable rates of interest on the deceased’s IHT. Read more...


Confusing IHT Rules

HMRC To Investigate 23% Of All Estates. Read more...


DIY Wills Are Swallowing Up Families Inheritance

Bitter inheritance disputes resulting in huge legal bills. Read more...


Probate Delays

Legacy Body Confronts HMCTS. Read more...


New Inheritance Tax Gifting Rules

Inheritance gift giving before death could reduce from seven to five years. Read more...


Grieving families spared funeral costs

Costs to be met for children's funerals. Read more...


Claudia's Law

New law set to come into force for relatives of missing persons. Read more...


Warring Step-Siblings

Which of their parents died first?. Read more...


Bereaved families wait up to 11 weeks for probate

Technical glitches in the new online probate service. Read more...


When Will The Probate Fees Changes Come Into Force?

Are the probate fees changes likely to come into force on Monday April 1?. Read more...


High Court Bin Wife’s Claim

Widow has lost High Court battle. Read more...


Naivety Around Lasting Power Of Attorney

Millions of adults under an illusion. Read more...


Probate fees rise

A whopping hike in probate fees . Read more...


Lagerfeld's cat could 'inherit' millions

The famous designer's beloved cat . Read more...


Death certificate to treble in price

Registering a death will be charged at £11 per certificate, up from £4. Read more...


Probate Fees Amendments Reviewed By Parliament

Delegated Legislation Committee sitting to consider the case . Read more...


Wills and estate planning burdens

Five million people with anxiety around wills and estate planning. Read more...


Lost Will?

Can lead to lost inheritance. Read more...


PROBATE FEES INCREASE

The Government has announced changes to probate fees. Read more...


Funeral costs extortionate

The £2bn funeral services sector now faces a major investigation. Read more...


Ministers press ahead with probate fee shake-up

Substantial increase in fees ahead. Read more...


Over 55s Anxious About Younger Beneficiaries' Financial Naivety

How will our youth spend their inheritance?. Read more...


Inheritance tax receipts on course for new record high

Puts pressure on chancellor Philip Hammond to reform the system. Read more...


Lived with your sibling for a long time and fear inheritance tax?

New civil partnership rules won't help. Read more...


Making a Will is not enough!

Protect your home and savings from care fees. Read more...


6 reasons to start IHT planning

Experts impress upon investors the need to plan for inheritance tax. Read more...


DIY Wills

Causing family disputes. Read more...


How to make a Will

What you need to know to pay less inheritance tax. Read more...


British businessman leaves £41m to Oxfam

£41 million left to Oxfam in updated Will. Read more...


Why giving your home away won’t cut your inheritance tax bill

We are paying more in inheritance tax (IHT) than ever . Read more...


How To Tell Your Child That Someone Has Died

With support, children can deal with the truth. Read more...


Sisters try to deny father's ex

Ordered to pay her from inheritance. Read more...


Opt-out organ donation

To be in place by 2020. Read more...


Inheritance tax gap up by 50% over five years

New statistics published by HMRC. Read more...


Calls For Increased LPA Awareness

Due to possible rapid rise in dementia . Read more...


Generous Baby Boomers

Wealthy baby boomers are not only the most well-off generation....... Read more...


Inheritance tax: could it be the answer to wealth inequality?

Could we ever grow to love it?. Read more...


Inheritance tax changes

What you need to know. Read more...


Warning over DIY wills

Families inadvertently disinherit their children. Read more...


Inheritance row

Daughter ordered to take DNA test . Read more...


What is a deed of variation

Important for IHT planning. Read more...


The financial upside to getting married

Marriage can be a lucrative business. Read more...


Inheritance battle over Johnny Hallyday's €100m fortune

Two children left nothing. Read more...


Brothers take part in dead mum’s final wish

A mother's final wish was gladly undertaken. Read more...


Does my ex-husband have a claim?

Name is on the deeds of late mother's house. Read more...


Stay-at-home brother demands greater share of mother's fortune

Fighting his two doctor brothers . Read more...


Discussing inheritance is too important...

..to be left until someone has died. Read more...


Lord Lucan's late wife cut children out of will

Left entire fortune to homeless charity. Read more...


Nearly two thirds of UK adults don't have a will

Research findings..... Read more...


Millennials set for inheritance boom once they're pensioners

Although the tax burden could be halved.. Read more...


Family fallouts over Christmas

Lead to more disputed wills. Read more...


Eleanor's year-end thoughts

It’s a time of year for reflection and observation..... Read more...


Cassidy cut his daughter Katie out of his will

Cassidy, 67, explicitly excluded Katie . Read more...


Tenancy change on inherited house

Should I change the tenancy to suit my brother?. Read more...


Woman was kept alive against her will

The family of an 81-year-old woman has received a £45,000 payout. Read more...


Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left £2.3 million to her children

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson left her fortune to the children she never had . Read more...


Mother not leaving her children a penny

"Life is meant to be lived, not hoarded". Read more...


Inheritance tax payments surge on eve of Budget

A record £5.5 billion taken from people’s estates. Read more...


How long does it take to receive my inheritance?

Dealing with probate and inheritance?. Read more...


Unclaimed estates...

...could reveal secret millionaires. Read more...


Inheritance tax bills top £5 billion

Why tax receipts are surging. Read more...


Bruce Forsyth leaves his fortune

Inheritance tax avoidance?. Read more...


Inheritance tax perk

Update your Will or lose out. Read more...


Care homes face shortfall

Research commissioned by BBC Radio 4. Read more...


Probate fee increase...

...back from the dead. Read more...


Record inheritance tax paid

British families paid a record £5bn in inheritance tax last year . Read more...


Forty-somethings relying on inheritance

Middle-aged people relying on parents' money. Read more...


Probate fees - no increase after all

UK government drops plan to raise probate fees. Read more...


Cost of probate

Increase in probate fees causing outcry. Read more...


Will challenge

Daughter loses legal fight. Read more...


Increased Probate fees

Increased Probate fees. Read more...


Can I avoid probate?

Change name on savings bonds?. Read more...


Unmarried woman wins pension battle

Pension rights of unmarried couples. Read more...


Inheritance tax set to rise?

Over 80s expecting to bequeath more than £150,000 doubles in a decade . Read more...


Dodging inheritance tax traps

10 ways people can reduce or mitigate a potential inheritance tax liability. Read more...


Hermit's Will cut off his widow from inheritance

Inheritance dispute. Read more...


Probate documents reveal Pat Eddery snubs family

Leaves £1.3m estate to stable girl lover. Read more...


Have more famous people died in 2016?

A gloomy year?. Read more...


Burial at sea? Have you made your funeral wishes known?

7 things you need to know first. Read more...


How to spot dementia

Simple forgetfulness?. Read more...


Coventry’s inheritance fortune remains unclaimed

No Will or next of kin?. Read more...


Grandchildren should receive inheritance

Inheritance should go directly to grandchildren to help ease housing crisis. Read more...


Inheritance

5 surprising inheritance tax facts. Read more...


Mont Ventoux3 - the return!

Eleanor Betts: "Delighted to take part again!". Read more...


Making a will: Sharp rise for intestate queries

Leaving no Will has doubled in the past five years. Read more...


Husband dying 'cost widow her £6m divorce'

A widow is contesting a will. Read more...


Prince had no Will

Battle over fortune could ensue. Read more...


Ronnie Corbett 'spared children six-figure inheritance tax bill'

He sold the family home. Read more...


Who chooses not to have a funeral?

How common is this?. Read more...


New death tax - probate fees to rise

Grieving families will be forced to pay up to £20k . Read more...


Cilla Black leaves fortune to sons

Cilla Black leaves £15.2m to sons, according to her Will. Read more...


England's unclaimed dead

Without a name, they are referred to by the clothes they died in.. Read more...


David Bowie planned his end

David Bowie planned his end as he lived – on his own terms, blazing a trail. Read more...


NICE urges doctors to treat dying patients as individuals

New guidelines emphasise more support for medical staff. Read more...


Caring for a husband with dementia

Alison is a full-time carer for her husband. Read more...


Dispute over killed tycoon's fortune

Family of tycoon killed in helicopter crash locked in dispute over his fortune. Read more...


Change in sense of humour ?

Change in sense of humour 'a sign of impending dementia'. Read more...


One million older people in need 'struggle alone'

A million older people in England struggling with everyday tasks. Read more...


Andrew Marr changed my life

Caring for my stroke victim husband Andrew Marr changed my life. Read more...


The people who make last wishes come true

Dutch charity helps terminally ill patients fulfil their last wish.. Read more...


Home care visits

Home care visits 'must last at least 30 minutes'. Read more...


Assisted Dying Bill

MPs reject 'right to die' law. Read more...


Think Director conquers Mont Ventoux!

Eleanor Betts raises money for Parkinsons UK. Read more...


The great baby boomer inheritance grab

Because I'm worth it?. Read more...


Cilla Black died after stroke

Cilla Black died of a stroke after falling over at her Spanish home. Read more...


Disinheritance and the law

Why you can’t leave your money to whoever you please. Read more...


How inheritance tax changes affect you

Personal finance advice. Read more...


Tories break their promise to put a cap on care fees

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Further news from the offices of Think Wills.

Further news from the offices of Think Wills.. Read more...


Welcome to Think Wills & Probate

Welcome to Think Wills & Probate. We have just launched our new website.... Read more...