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Nadeem Afzal

jointly-owned property

What happens to jointly-owned property when someone dies without a Will?

This depends how the ownership of the property is structured at the Land registry. Married couples normally own property as “beneficial joint tenants“, meaning the property goes entirely to the deceased’s spouse or civil partner. The same principle applies where this form of ownership is used but the joint owners are not married. Here, though, …

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Why tax and social services are among the 7 reasons you should make a will today!

It is relatively easy to make a Will – and it will ensure your family is saved from unnecessary anxiety at an already distressful time. Below are 7 reasons why your family will thank you for making a Will. 1. How Much Inheritance Tax Can You Save? You can easily ensure that no IHT is paid …

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How to get the most from a ‘potentially exempt transfer’?

This is a common way of gradually reducing your IHT liability. You don’t immediately incur Inheritance Tax when you make certain gifts while you’re alive. And if you continue to live more than 7 years after you’ve made the gift, it becomes fully exempt from Inheritance Tax. However, you must be sure that you can …

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Wife begs a judge to turn off ex-soldier’s life support machine

‘Please let my husband die’: Wife begs a judge to turn off ex-soldier’s life support machine a year after he suffered severe brain injury in motorbike A judge has been asked to decide whether doctors should stop providing life-support treatment to a soldier-turned-policeman who was left in a coma after a motorcycle accident. Gulf War …

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