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Wills Advice and Inheritance

You have assets you’ve worked hard for. Advice and assistance with wills and inheritance planning can ensure you pass them on exactly as you wish.

With friendly expert support you can do this clearly and efficiently to family, friends or charities – and spare your loved ones additional stress at an already difficult time.

It’s not fun, but it needn’t be a chore

Stephens Scown’s wills and inheritance lawyers can make the process and paperwork so much easier, from who will administer your estate to who will benefit from it. We can also help beneficiaries avoid unnecessary Inheritance Tax.

What our specialists say about wills and inheritance

Through decades of experience advising clients on wills, probate and inheritance tax, we’ve identified some key steps you can take now to ensure smooth-running later:

  • make your will now – you can make changes at any time
  • don’t make the taxman your main beneficiary!
  • bear in mind family changes such as births, marriages and divorces
  • plan for everything to maximise benefits
  • bequeath a successful business, not a burden
  • consider Inheritance Tax planning.

We’ve supported countless individuals and families with matters concerning wills and Inheritance Tax. Our experience includes:

  • advising clients with children from previous relationships and business interests in limited liability companies
  • recommending flexible life interest wills that included a separate nil-rate band discretionary trust with detailed letters of wishes
  • ensuring no inheritance tax would be payable on the death of first spouse – but that assets were available to pass to the deceased’s children
  • working closely with our corporate team to put an agreement in place to deal with the death of a shareholder.

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