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Q&A: Increase in Probate Fees

Napthens - March 28th 2017
From May 2017 the set fee of £155 for all probate applications made through a solicitor, and £215 fee for personal applications will cease. The new fee will depend upon the value of the net estate.
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A properly drafted Will could save you thousands

Napthens - October 17th 2016
Careful planning and an appropriately drafted Will could reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) payable on your death as the following case study demonstrates.
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Hope for the best, plan for the worst…

Napthens - October 17th 2016
The trouble with financial planning is that it forces people to contemplate the possibility of events occurring which most of us would rather not think about. The most obvious example is the link between making a Will and our eventual demise.
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Shareholder and Partnership protection

Napthens - October 17th 2016
Have you ever thought what the impact would be if you were to lose a shareholding director or partner of your business?
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Helping someone special onto the property ladder?

Napthens - June 29th 2016
There has been an increase lately of parents and grandparents providing their children and grandchildren with financial help in order allow them to take that important step in buying their first home.
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New relationship? Think first!

Napthens - June 29th 2016
How many times have you heard recently that your friend met their partner on the internet? Plenty of Fish, Tinder and Match.com are some of the many dating sites regularly used by men and women of all ages who are looking for a new relationship. Very often they do find happiness and internet dating is no longer the remit of the young. The ‘silver surfer’ is a well known phenomenon and many people of all ages are entering new relationships having met their new partner online.
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What does the future hold for family law?

Napthens - November 23rd 2015
The landscape of family law is ever changing. In recent years the development of alternative dispute resolution in the form of Mediation, Collaborative Law and Arbitration have emphasised the advantages of resolving issues surrounding relationship breakdown out of Court.
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Lasting Power of Attorney – not just financial

Napthens - November 23rd 2015
A Lasting Power of Attorney document outlines named individuals who are able to manage an incapacitated person’s financial affairs for them. However, it is a common misconception that these documents also enable the attorneys to make decisions as to how the individual is to be cared for. This is not the case.
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