What happens to your mortgage when you die? Dealing with a loved one’s death can be tough, and attending to financial matters resulting from someone passing away can also be gruelling. Debts don’t just disappear when someone dies, and mortgage obligations certainly don’t just go away. The executor of an estate is tasked with clearing Read more ➝
At Miller Reeves, we offer a range of services designed to help you protect your legacy.
Estate planning is an area that we specialise in, and enables you to put your affairs in order prior to your death.
What is a declaration of trust? If you’re thinking of buying a property with a partner or someone else, you may well benefit from a Declaration of Trust. This document outlines each parties’ share in the property and explains the rights and obligations of each owner. Rights and obligations may refer to outgoings, mortgage repayments Read more ➝
How do you dispute a will? People dispute wills for many reasons. If you are thinking of contesting a will, you need to find out whether you have grounds to do so. Many people who contest wills are bloodline relatives who are named in the Inheritance Act, which can include spouses and children. The vast Read more ➝
Care home fees can be shockingly expensive, and it can be hugely upsetting to see money you had intended to go to your loved ones being spent elsewhere, leaving them with vastly reduced inheritances or even nothing in some cases. However, there are strategies available that can protect you from care home fees in the Read more ➝
Family disputes over inheritance increasing Recent research has confirmed that the number of family disputes related to wills is on the increase. In 2015 there was an increase of 11% in the number of cases where individuals have challenged the wills of their parents in front of the High Court. At the same time, more Read more ➝