Let’s take some stress out of arranging a funeral!

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People often describe organising a funeral as baffling, terrifying, weird, overwhelming or devastating. The first thing to note is that a funeral may only take place after the death has been registered.  After this daunting task, there are countless decisions that have to be made by the organiser during one of the most upsetting times […]

Inheritance Tax for unmarried couples…don’t get caught out!

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Do you know that the legal position for cohabiting couples is NOT the same as married couples?  Cohabiting couples simply do not receive the same benefits and succession rights. Inheritance tax (IHT) planning that is simple and normal practice for married couples may not therefore be the best option when it comes to unmarried couples. […]

Our ‘Charity of the Autumn’ is…..Embrace!

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Every quarter, Trusted Law will be supporting a charity, and we are delighted to announce that our ‘Charity of the Autumn’ is …Embrace! Embrace: People – Futures – Change is a social enterprise based in East Anglia, supporting people in the community primarily through coaching, but also ongoing support, mentoring and signposting. Embrace strongly believes that everyone […]

Separation and Divorce: how does it affect your Will

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Have you recently divorced or going through a divorce? Do you know how separation and divorce affects your Will? If you had a Will in place prior to your separation and divorce, this will remain valid…… The time between separating from your spouse, deciding that you want a divorce and actually receiving your decree absolute/dissolution, is […]

Breaking through the legal jargon of Will writing

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Let’s have a go at ‘breaking through’ the legal jargon! The terminology associated with writing and executing your Will has been used for almost 200 years and is littered with terms which are old fashioned, written in legalese and even contain some Latin phrases. The terminology might sound very serious and official, but if nobody […]

Our ‘Charity of the Summer’ is…..Hemsby Lifeboat!

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Every quarter, Trusted Law will be supporting a local charity, and we are delighted to announce that our ‘Charity of the Summer’ is ………Hemsby Lifeboat! Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service (HIRS) is a voluntary independent lifeboat service based in Hemsby on the Norfolk coast. They are not part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), nor […]

Challenging a Will: Everything you need to know!

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Why would you need to Challenge? What is the process, the time limits, who can contest and what are the fees involved? Let’s answer these questions. There is often confusion around contesting a Will. In the majority of cases when a person dies the administration of their estate will be dealt with in line with […]

Going on Holiday: Be prepared!

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We all need a nice holiday – but how do you prepare for yours? If you’re not prepared, pre-holiday stress can make you forget even the most obvious and important items. So, to help you if you’re off on holiday soon, we’ve put together a checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered. Then all you need to […]