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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Consultation over Proposed Will-Writing Reforms

The Law Society of England and Wales has welcomed the launch of a public consultation exercise by the Law Commission over proposed reforms to the laws relating to will-writing.

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Heirs to Prince’s Estate Named

Over a year after Prince’s untimely death, a judge in Minnesota has named the singer’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and his five half-siblings as heirs to his estate, reports the Independent.

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Study Predicts Greater Demand for Inheritance Tax Advice

New research from Prudential has revealed that financial advisers are forecasting a sharp rise in demand for inheritance tax (IHT) advice.

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Grandchild Born ‘Out of Wedlock’ Denied Inheritance

In a recent interesting case from Canada, a man has been told that he is not entitled to any inheritance from his grandmother’s estate because he was born ‘out of wedlock’, the Toronto Star reports.

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Parents Support Early Inheritance Giving

New research into gifting behaviour has found that parents want to give away early inheritance gifts to help their children financially now rather than making them wait.

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UK Government Drops Probate Fee Increase

The UK Government has recently announced that it will no longer be progressing plans to increase probate fees in England and Wales.

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Estate Planning Discussions Help Families Prepare for the Future

Having an open conversation about estate planning is still proving difficult for many people, according to new research from Canada by BMO Financial Group.

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Calls for VAT Exemption for Wills Containing Charitable Bequests

Charity consortium Remember A Charity has called on the UK Government to do more to encourage legacy giving by making the cost of writing a will containing a charitable bequest exempt from VAT.

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Charity Receives Unusual Legacy

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has been left a book of rare autographs as part of a generous legacy. CAF works with more than 50,000 charities and helps 250,000 people give to good causes.

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The Importance of Having a Living Will

A charity has launched a new campaign highlighting the importance of people officially recording their medical care and treatment wishes in case injury or illness leaves them unable to make these decisions for themselves in future.

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