Who inherits after simultaneous deaths?

11/06/2020

When 79-year-old Mr Searle and 69-year-old Mrs Searle were both discovered dead in their home, it incited a debate over who died first. Mr and Mrs Searle each had separate children from former marriages and both died without a Will. Now the two families are at war asking the High Court to decide who is entitled to inherit the house valued at around £300,000.

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Is it a gift or is it a loan – how are they treated on death?

11/06/2020

A gift can be: - Anything that has value, such as money, property or possessions - A loss in value when something is transferred, for example, if you sell your house to your child for less than it is worth, the difference in the value counts as a gift.

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Legal 500 rankings for Wansbroughs law firm

11/06/2020

Solicitors at Wiltshire law firm Wansbroughs have been recognised in the prestigious Legal 500 guide.

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Protecting your business: Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

11/06/2020

A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person ("attorney") to make decisions on your behalf. These can be decisions relating to your health and welfare or your property and finances.

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Cohabitation Agreements- are they really necessary?

11/06/2020

Danielle Celletti, Paralegal at Wansbroughs Solicitors in Melksham, explains about cohabitation agreements.

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Christmas Time – Mistletoe and Wine...and Wills

11/06/2020

As the festive period approaches and you’re busy making preparations for the big day, remember that Christmas can be a golden opportunity to sit down with your loved ones and talk about your plans for the future.

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