5 reasons why you should make a Will

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Every adult should make a Will, but many do not. Here are 5 good reasons why you should: You choose who inherits your estate, in what proportions, when and in what way. Without a Will, your views as to who are your “Next of Kin” are irrelevant. The government’s “intestacy” rules will determine who inherits….

Changes to Inheritance Tax

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The law is changing in relation to Inheritance Tax on the 6th April 2017. As the law presently stands, an individual has an Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Band of £325,000. This means that they will not be liable to pay Inheritance Tax on an estate below the value of £325,000. Inheritance Tax is paid at…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Proposed Changes to Probate Court Fees

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The Government has announced that it is carrying out a review of Probate Court fees.  If these changes take effect the fees will rocket. When somebody dies leaving an estate worth more than £5,000 an application has to be made to the Probate Registry to deal with it. The fee payable through a Solicitor is…

Chancellor Osborne announces key changes to inheritance tax

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The Chancellor George Osborne announced important changes to Inheritance Tax in his budget earlier this month which included the introduction of an additional nil-rate band (ANRB). The existing nil-rate band, frozen at £325,000 until 2021, will be supplemented by the ANRB which is set to be introduced from 6 April 2017. The ANRB is only…

The dangers of DIY Wills

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Drawing up a will is an essential way of ensuring that your savings and assets are distributed according to your final wishes, yet many people fail to prepare one for fear of the cost. DIY wills offer a cheaper alternative to a solicitor. Look online, and it’s possible to pick up a DIY kit from…

Why a valid Will is the best gift for your family

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January is a time when you reflect on the previous year and look to the future. Here at Jordans we believe that a will drafted by a qualified and experienced solicitor is the best gift for your loved ones. We are calling on the 30 million* UK adults who do not have a will to make…

Jordans Gains Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation

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We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to clients. Why choose a WIQS accredited firm? 1 — Understand…

Change to intestacy rules

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For the first time in decades the rules about what happens to your money when you die are changing. So what are the changes and how will they affect your money or what you get from relatives? The UK rules about what happens when a person dies without having made a will, a term known…

What to consider when choosing Executors of Wills

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Following new figures showing claims for mishandling a deceased’s estate more than tripled in the last year people are being advised to choose Executors of Wills carefully. There were 368 claims against Executors in 2013, an increase of 107 on the previous 12 months, says the High Court. The claims related to executors not performing…