Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.
TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY – MENTAL CAPACITY AND CHALLENGING WILLS
Mental capacity is critical to making a Will. The concept is known as ‘testamentary capacity’ and concerns the ability of a person (the testator) to make a Will. Many disputes hinge on testamentary capacity, whether the testator had the necessary capacity to make a Will at the time their Will was written and signed.
REFORM OF INHERITANCE TAX
Our expert examines the reform of inheritance tax in a two-part series of blogs, you can read both here and find out who the winners and losers of the changes are.
YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT – AVOIDING UNNECESSARY DRAMA
We look at what can happen if you haven’t updated your Will and how to avoid disputes and drama so that you have peace of mind.
ARE ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS MARRIAGES VALID IN ENGLAND AND WALES?
Judgment was handed down in a recent case, confirming that religious marriage ceremonies performed in England and Wales are not valid marriages.
STATUTORY LEGACY INCREASE FOR SPOUSES AND CIVIL PARTNERS
The Government announced an increase in the amount that a person can inherit if their spouse or civil partner dies, leaving children, but no Will. Is the statutory legacy enough? We take a look in more detail and advise on the best course of action.
If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.
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