Posts In Wills & Legacy Planning
"I work for the UN, should I have a will?" The answer to this is a categorical yes! In his latest blog, Carl Turner explains why it's so important to have a clearly drafted will and provides a handy estate planning checklist to help you get your affairs in order.
As expat parents, it is absolutely essential to nominate a legal guardian for your children. However, the choice is a difficult one and should not be made lightly. Cindy-Marie Leicester of Wills Worldwide discusses the key factors you should take into consideration.
LGBT relationship law is constantly changing and evolving at very different paces around the world. If you are an LGBT family, staying aware of relevant law changes and rights is vital. Cindy-Marie Leicester discusses the ins and outs of legacy planning for LGBT families in her latest guest blog.
As of 6th April 2017 homeowners in the UK with estates below £2m will be able to transfer their primary residence to family members with a huge reduction in inheritance tax. Find out from Infinity's Sam Barrie whether this will benefit you!
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at how the cost oif long term care can affect the legacy you pass on to your loved ones.
Cindy-Marie Leicester discusses the benefits of equity release.
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at how second marriages and complicated family set ups can make it more important than ever to ensure you have a will that properly sets out your wishes.
Are your children at risk?
Infinity's Lynda Calver highlights an issue that should be of great concern to all families living in Hong Kong.
As average life expectancy increases so does incidence of neurological diseases such as dementia in old age. This raises the problem of mental incapacity and the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Cindy-Marie Leicester looks at why increasing number of people are choosing to forego on a traditional funeral.
Cindy-Marie Leicester examines a case where a substantial gift paid into an offshore bank account was left undisclosed. It contains useful lessons for both beneficiaries and executors.
Your will may not be as cut and dried as you think. Cindy-Marie Leicester reviews a still unresolved court battle over the provisions of a will.
There has been a rapid escalation in the number of UK wills being contested in court. Cindy-Marie Leicester examines how you can prevent disputes over your last will and testament.
What will happen to your body after you die? Some might see it as a morbid subject but it is one that will affect us all and for expatriates living overseas it is something they may wish to consider. Infinity's Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at some options.
35% of Brits leave a gift to charity in their will. As well as being generous to worthy causes it could also reduce your inheritance tax bill. Cindy-Marie Leicester explains how everyone can be a winner.
Preparing for your demise may sound morbid but it makes good sense and will relieve an enormous burden of stress from your loved ones. Infinity's Cindy-Marie Leicester provides a step-by-step guide to help you plan for the inevitable.
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at increasing expense of funerals and looks at ways you can relief your family of the burden meeting the costs.
Infinity's Cindy-Marie Leicester explains how you can structure your ISA so it is not liable for inheritance tax.
Infinity's Cindy-Marie Leicester explains how it could cost your loved ones far greater pain than a sore thumb if you bodge your DIY will.
Dying abroad can be a very expensive business. Cindy-Marie Leicester looks at how expatriates can mitigate against the costs and save their family from an additional worry at a time of grief.
Infinity's Adam Kemp takes a look at some of the risks that can threaten your inheritance.
For some people the thought that their body could save a life once their own has come to an end is something that gives them comfort.
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at how to donate your body to science.
Cindy-Marie Leicester provides some advice for selecting an executor for your will.
Cindy-Marie Leicester explains the duties and responsibilities of the executor of a will.
Choosing a legal guardian for their child or children should be pretty much at the top of every new parent’s to do list but it tends to be one of those jobs which gets shoved to the bottom of the pile never to emerge. Sadly tragedies can and do happen so it is best to be prepared.
What happens to all your online accounts when you die?
As Infinity's Lynda Calver reports, there are many grey areas in regard to digital rights after death so, if you want them to be part of your legacy, you need to take some proactive steps.
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at the strange case of Melita Jackson, a controversial ruling by the UK courts that underlines the importance of careful drafting is you wish to ensure complete adherence to your dying wishes.
In his budget, George Osborne stated that the desire to pass something on to your children is ‘about the most basic, human and natural aspiration there is’ and now UK homeowners will be able to pass on more.
Cindy-Marie Leicester takes a look at the inheritance tax changes in the UK.
A widowed parent remarrying can be a cause for great celebration, but it can also cause discord when it comes to inheritance. Cindy-Marie Leicester explains why complicated family situations have results in will disputes soaring.
Family feuds and fortunes forfeited to the State: two massive problems that you can leave in your wake by dying without writing a will. Cindy-Marie Leicester explains