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Wills and estate planning

Help with planning the distribution of your assets and estate.

Making a Will is a task which many people find daunting. Many people put off making a Will for a variety of reasons; either because they do not think it is relevant to them at their particular stage of life, because they do not feel that it is necessary, or because it may force them to confront difficult issues. However, it is one of the most important exercises we will ever undertake.

Following the Government’s recent announcement that the Inheritance Tax (IHT) nil rate band is to be frozen at £325,000 until 2019, more people are becoming concerned that IHT will affect them. One effect of increasing house prices has been that people are paying IHT who have previously never thought that this would affect them.

People can become unable to look after their own affairs as a result of an injury, as a result of illness, or as a result of old age, for example.

Continuing Care is the name given by the NHS to a source of funding for care home costs, or for carers to provide services in the patient’s own home. This article will help you determine the eligibility of you, or someone you know.