How Much Does it Cost to Make a Will?

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Will?

Most solicitors who prepare Wills or sort out Probate of an estate are a bit wary of talking about how much it costs to make a Will or administer a Probate. At Evolve Family Law, the ethos of the firm and solicitors is to be upfront about fees and to publish them in...
Inheritance And Divorce

Inheritance And Divorce

For many young couples it is a real struggle to get on the property ladder. The combination of rising house prices and stagnate salaries has made the ambition of property ownership an uphill battle for the majority of young married couples. However, many of their...
Probate Fees

Probate Fees

In January, the House of Lords voted through an increase in probate fees from the current flat rate of £155 to a sliding scale of probate fees depending on the value of the estate. For some estates, the probate fees will rise from £155 to £6,000. The government has...
Can you do probate without a solicitor?

Can you do probate without a solicitor?

The short answer is yes, you can. Whether you would really want to do it, if you knew what was involved, is a completely different matter. Thinking that you can do probate is a bit like a solicitor thinking that they can do their tax return without any input from an...
Writing a Will

Writing a Will

Writing a Will protects your loved ones. It is, therefore, one of the most important things that you can do for your family. A Will: Provides for your family and/or other beneficiaries Protects your family Clarifies how you want things to be dealt with after you have...
How Much Is Inheritance Tax?

How Much Is Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax and Leaving Your Estate To Your Spouse The late national icon, Sir Bruce Forsyth, has received some criticism from some quarters about tax planning. I dreaded to think what sort of racy or cutting edge steps Bruce Forsyth had supposedly taken to reduce...