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A Straightforward Guide To Probate And The Law

Author : Julie Peters
ISBN : 9781847161994
Genre : Probate law and practice
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A Straightforward Guide to Probate and the Law, Revised Edition, is a concise and informative guide to all the processes that underpin probate and the obtaining of probate. The book is designed exclusively for anyone who is either a family member or who is acting as an executor of an estate. By using this clear and easy to understand Guide, the processes of applying for probate and also understanding taxation and the final account and finalising the probate process will become clear. Will formulation is also covered.

A Straightforward Guide To Company Law

Author : Andrew Pierce
ISBN : 1847161103
Genre : Corporation law
File Size : 53. 75 MB
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A concise guide to all aspects of company law in the United Kingdom as it affects and governs the operations of a company and the business environment in general. Also outlines the changes in the way companies must account for operations since the Companies Act 2006.

A Straightforward Guide To Creative Writing

Author : Stephen Wade
ISBN : 184716014X
Genre : Creative writing
File Size : 70. 46 MB
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A perfect book for all those who wish to develop their skills in this area, whether through a course of study or as a hobby. The book provides the essential knowledge needed to approach this growing marketable area and covers: carrying out research, knowing the market, improving style and technique, writing fiction, interviewing, factual and documentary articles and submission of work to editors.

A Straightforward Guide To The Rights Of The Private Tenant

Author : Roger Sproston
ISBN : 1847160492
Genre : Landlord and tenant
File Size : 38. 37 MB
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A concise guide to the rights of the tenant of private rented residential accommodation, fully updated to include changes in the law up to 2008, including the introduction of the tenancy deposit protection scheme. The book will enable anyone to understand the complex area of law that governs the area of residential housing, and to understand the relationship between landlord and tenant. Topics covered include law, tenure types, obligations, repairing responsibilities, rent, deposits, the role of courts and moving out.

Producing Your Own Will

Author : Philip Kingsley
ISBN : 1847161014
Genre : Wills
File Size : 68. 70 MB
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Preparing a will and ensuring that a person's affairs are dealt with beyond their death is a complex task. Added to this is the difficulty in understanding probate law and the administration of estates. This guide demystifies this whole area of law and provides invaluable information for the reader. Essentially aimed at the person who wishes to proceed without a solicitor, it can also be used as a point of reference for those thinking of taking professional advice. Includes detail on property, benefactors, tax, probate and the purpose of leaving a will.


Author : Gordon Bowley
ISBN : 9781848034532
Genre : Law
File Size : 84. 25 MB
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The majority of applications for probate that follow someone's death can be dealt with inexpensively by any reasonably intelligent person with time available and a little guidance. This easy-to-follow book clearly explains all the information you need to administer the deceased's estate; from dealing with the urgent practical matters to preparing and submitting the relevant forms, paying inheritance tax, and distributing the estate. You'll find specimen forms and letters and a list of useful addresses that will enable you to deal with it all yourself.

A Step By Step Guide To Wills And Probate

Author : Keith Biggs
ISBN : 0854902236
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This book explains how to write a simple will, and how to deal with the affairs of someone who has died. This new edition is completely revised and updated, and is written in plain language by an author who has many years' experience in the probate registries. It explains when you can do things yourself and when you need a solicitor. The subjects covered include: � Making your will: why do it; how to do it; appointing executors, the different gifts that can be made; how to make sure the will is valid and will be put into effect. � Who may apply for probate: how to work out who, of the relatives and friends left behind, is the one to sort out a deceased person's affairs. Who inherits if there is no will? � The estate: making sure that all the property and debts are found . � Inheritance Tax: working out if tax has to be paid, how much, and the arrangements for paying it. � Going to court: the procedure for visiting the probate registry to finalise paperwork when this is requested by you and, when not, the procedure for swearing oaths before solicitors. � Administering the estate: collecting together the property; paying the debts, distributing the inheritances.

Wills Probate And Inheritance Tax For Dummies

Author : Julian Knight
ISBN : 9781119996828
Genre : Law
File Size : 75. 1 MB
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Planning how to pass your estate on doesn’t have to mean complications, legal jargon and huge bills. Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you through the process step-by-step and gives you all the information you need to ensure that your affairs are left in good order. It shows you how to plan and write your will, minimise the stress of probate, and ensure that your nearest and dearest are protected from a large inheritance tax bill. Discover how to: Decide if a will is right for you Value your assets Leave your home through a will Appoint executors and trustees Choose beneficiaries Draw up a DIY will Work out how inheritance tax works and if you’re liable to it Find out what can and can’t be taxed

How To Settle A Simple Estate Without A Lawyer

Author : Linda C. Ashar
ISBN : 9781601386144
Genre : Law
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When a loved one dies, we want to know that their final wishes were carried out as they had hoped. Being entrusted to carry out these wishes is an enormous responsibility, and one you may not fully understand. The title of executor is given to those who have been named to administer a will and handle the specifics involved with settling an estate. Many times, a loved one dies before the executor has time to learn what the title entails. Sometimes, this title is given to family members who have little or no experience with taxes, inheritance law, and probate, leaving someone who is already grieving feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Assuming they are not capable of performing these tasks alone, many people turn to an attorney to assist in the particulars, who in return charges them hefty fees. If you have been charged with serving as executor to a simple estate, How to Settle a Simple Estate Without a Lawyer can bring you up-to-date -- quickly -- on everything you need to know about wills, trusts, probate, taxes, and much more. This book will help you assess whether the estate under your control can be settled without an attorney. Estates that involve guardianship of a child and complex trusts may require the assistance of a lawyer. Before paying expensive attorney fees to settle a rather straightforward estate, allow this book to explain all the basics you need to know to tackle this project on your own, saving you thousands in the process. In this book, you will learn about identifying the different types of trusts -- such as charitable trusts, generation-skipping transfer trusts, living trusts, and totten trusts -- as well as taking the first steps as an executor, navigating the probate process, paying the debts of an estate, and distributing bequests. You will be provided with a complete dictionary of all terms relating to estates, a list of common mistakes that novice executors often make, and an array of resources available to you beyond a lawyer. This book will explain the duties you will perform as the executor, as well as how to set up a filing system for important documents involved with the estate, claim life insurance and social security benefits, read the will, manage assets and pay bills involved with the estate, and transfer property belonging to the estate. We spent hundreds of hours interviewing estate planning professionals and gathering information from novice executors, such as yourself, who share their tips and advice for successfully settling an estate without paying thousands. Settling a loved one's estate can be a taxing experience when also trying to cope with his or her passing, especially if the subject is foreign to you. Don't worsen the experience by throwing away your hard-earned money and hiring an attorney to settle a simple estate you can feasibly handle on your own.

Financial Times Guide To Inheritance Tax Probate And Estate Planning

Author : Amanda Fisher
ISBN : 9780273748830
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23. 64 MB
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Nearly 9.5 million households in Britain will have to pay inheritance tax. What’s the best way to avoid it? If you’re administering an estate because someone has died, how do you obtain probate? Is it ever possible to retrospectively minimize an estate’s tax liabilities? The Financial Times Guide to Inheritance Tax, Probate and Estate Planning will help you navigate the complicated maze of inheritance tax, probate, and estate planning. Amanda Fisher tells you what to do when someone dies, helps you deal with administrative affairs and distribute the estate to beneficiaries, offers long-term strategies on how to protect your estate and minimize any potential inheritance tax liability, including the use of trusts. The Financial Times Guide to Inheritance Tax, Probate and Estate Planning: · Explains what to do when someone has died including how to register the death · Advises on the duties of executors and administrators and how to consider the validity of a will · Helps you apply for the grant of probate or letters of administration · Guides you through the completion of inheritance tax returns and how to calculate and pay any tax due · Provides advice on lifetime planning and illustrates ways to minimize potential inheritance tax liabilities The Financial Times Guide to Inheritance Tax, Probate and Estate Planning will help you face the difficult task of dealing with an estate when someone has died. You’ll learn the best way to manage the process of acquiring probate and complete the administration of the estate, before distributing to the beneficiaries. You will also have an insight to the advantages of make a will and organizing your estate efficiently to minimize any future impact of inheritance tax, including the use of trusts. The Financial Times Guide to Inheritance Tax, Probate and Estate Planning covers: Registering a death The duties of the executors and administrators Consideration of the validity of a will Intestacy and partial intestacy Obtaining details of assets and liabilities Applying for the grant of probate and the letters of administration How income and gains are treated before and after the date of death Valuing property for inheritance tax Calculating the inheritance tax liability and completing the inheritance tax return forms Consideration of tax planning and deeds of variation Paying the inheritance tax Distributing the estate to the beneficiaries Lifetime planning to reduce an inheritance tax liability The benefits of making a Will Trusts Glossary of key terms

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