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Wills for Blended Families

Wills for Blended Families

Writing wills for blended families is part of the modern tapestry of family life. Blended families where individuals with children from previous relationships come together to form new households. Crafting a will for a blended family requires thoughtful consideration...
Can a Will be changed after death?

Can a Will be changed after death?

In the realm of estate planning and testamentary matters, the Last Will and Testament holds a significant place. It's a document that dictates how a person's assets and possessions are to be distributed after their demise. However, the question arises: Can a will be...
Commonly seen disputes regarding Wills

Commonly seen disputes regarding Wills

Disputes involving wills, trusts and estates have been on the rise over the years, with the pandemic as a contributing factor and the rise in ‘DIY’ wills. There are a number of potential reasons which may explain why such claims are so frequent and on the rise. We...
How your clients can lessen the impact of IHT

How your clients can lessen the impact of IHT

An inheritance tax bill is becoming a threat for more and more families amid soaring house prices and the frozen inheritance tax threshold. While most people won’t be affected by the tax, inheritance tax receipts have been increasing year-on-year – with HMRC...
Taking Instructions from clients – the fundamentals

Taking Instructions from clients – the fundamentals

When meeting with a client to discuss their estate planning requirements, it’s always useful to have a structure to the meeting and whilst the BTWC Instruction Form provides a solid format that you can follow, we thought it may be useful to provide a summary of the...