Legal Health Check

Rebecca Tribble Wills Trusts Probate WSP Solicitors

Put your affairs in order this Winter with a Legal Health Check The New Year is upon us and now is a good time to think about those jobs you may have been putting off. We have put together a legal health check to consider to ensure that you and your family are protected now […]

What happens to my Bitcoins when I die?

Carole Haestier Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor Stroud

In this digital age, more and more people are purchasing digital assets which often includes virtual currencies like Bitcoin. It is no surprise then that the question, ‘what happens to my Bitcoins when I die?’ arises more and more often. So, how do you go about leaving your digital assets in your Will? How do […]

Dealing with Probate and Estate Administration

Niamh McAlonan, Wills, Trusts and Probate Director at WSP Solicitors Stroud

The implications of taking sole responsibility in dealing with Probate When you suffer bereavement, it can be difficult to know where to start. Dealing with probate; the legal aspects and formalities involved, at an emotionally fraught time, can be extremely tough. For those dealing with the estate administration (either executors appointed under a Will, or […]

Why is it important to make a Will?

Matthew Penley Wills Trusts Probate Solicitor in Dursley

Reasons why you should make a Will today There are a number of good reasons to make a Will. Firstly, anyone who owns a property or has savings and investments should seriously consider it. A Will allows you to decide how your estate is to be distributed and avoids assets being subject to the Statutory […]

I want to put my affairs in order – but I don’t know where to start!

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

Put your affairs in order with WSP Solicitors Writing a Will or making a Power of Attorney, putting our affairs in order seems so daunting and easy to put off. The most common thing people say to me after they have written their Will or have organised their Power of Attorney is, “I wish I’d […]

I have been asked to be an Executor- what does this mean?

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

What is an Executor? An Executor is the name given to a Personal Representative when a valid Will is in place. An Administrator is the name given to a Personal Representative when there is no Will. The Personal Representative is the person responsible for dealing with a deceased’s Estate. The Estate is the term used […]

New Inheritance Tax

Carole Haestier Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor Stroud

From 6 April 2017, a new Inheritance Tax (IHT) relief called the Residence Nil-Rate Band “RNRB” will become available for certain people to claim. This will mean a further £100,000 free of IHT (increasing to maximum of £175,000 by 2020) in addition to the existing nil-rate band (NRB) of £325,000 (the current amount available free […]

More People Use Solicitors for Making a Will

Ashley Wallace-Cook, Wills, Trusts and Probate Director at WSP Solicitors Gloucester

Making a Will puts you in control. You can leave clear instructions on how your estate is to be distributed and you avoid your assets being subject to statutory intestacy rules. If you do not leave a Will when you die, the law (known as the ‘Intestacy Rules’) will decide who will inherit your assets. […]

Intestacy Rules

Kirstie Carr Wills Trusts Probate Associate Solicitor Dursley

If you do not leave a Will, when you die the law (known as the ‘Intestacy Rules’) will decide who will inherit your assets. The Intestacy Rules provide a list of beneficiaries who can inherit your assets if they survive you. The problem is that the Intestacy Rules do not cater for all family situations […]

Deputyship

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

Deputyship ‘Awareness of Lasting Powers of Attorney’ is on the increase. People understand that it is preferable to plan now for a point in the future when they cannot manage their own affairs. By planning early you can choose somebody that you trust and who knows you well to manage your affairs when you are […]