Preparing For Your Very Last Move

Death and taxes are both inevitable. It, therefore, makes sense to prepare for both. Unlike filing taxes, preparing for your death can have its interesting side. In particular, you get to plan your own funeral. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve made life easier for those you’ve left behind. Here are some […]

What Happens To Your Estate If You Die Without Making A Will

You may have seen daytime TV shows involving “heir hunters”.  These people aim to track down the heirs of people who’ve died intestate.  They then help them to claim their inheritance (for a fee). In the real world, intestacy isn’t usually so exciting.  In fact, it can be very frustrating for the people left behind.  […]

What Does An Executor Do?

Last Will and Testament

If you leave a will (which is highly recommended), then you can name up to four executors. As the name of the role suggests, the executors are the people with both the authority and the responsibility to ensure that a person’s estate is wound up in accordance with the will. Here are the key points […]

Inheritance Tax

As the old joke goes, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes.  Inheritance tax is the tax taken out of a deceased person’s estate before the remainder is passed on to their heirs.  The way IHT currently works is that transfers between spouses/civil partners are excluded from the calculation of the value […]