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Dying without a will: fixed inheritance sum for spouses rises to £270,000

Dying without a will: fixed inheritance sum for spouses rises to £270,000

The fixed sum a surviving partner gets when a spouse or civil partner dies without a will is rising to £270,000 - but no will means they can still lose out.

Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Bereaved families no longer face the prospect of a hefty bill for probate applications, with the government announcing a planned fee rise will not go ahead.

Writing a will: 13 common mistakes to avoid

Writing a will: 13 common mistakes to avoid

Your will sets out what you want to happen to your possessions when you die, so it’s vital to get right. Which? lists the common pitfalls to avoid.

Have you forgotten these 5 assets in your will?

Have you forgotten these 5 assets in your will?

If a frequent flyer dies without bequeathing their air miles, their estate could miss out on thousands of pounds in value, according to recent reports in The Telegraph. But air...

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