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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)

Milestone Moments Prompt Will Writing

Only around half of UK adults have made a will, according to will writing campaign group Will Aid.

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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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Scottish Village Receives Bequest from Former PoW

A German man, who had been held as a Prisoner of War (PoW) in Scotland, has left a generous bequest to the Scottish village where he was detained, reports the BBC

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Heir Uncovers Unexpected Inheritance

If you ever find yourself named as a beneficiary in a will, then normally the bequest that you receive is quite straightforward, such as a sum of money or a treasured memento. However, this is not always the case.

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Misunderstandings about Inheritance Tax Could Prove Costly

A recent survey has revealed a worrying lack of understanding of inheritance tax (IHT), which could leave many families suddenly facing an unexpected tax bill.

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Study Gives Insight into Views on Inheritance

A recent study from Canada has given an interesting insight into the older generation’s views on spending all their money verses leaving an inheritance for their children.

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Judge Rejects Claims on Prince’s Estate

The ongoing saga of who will inherit Prince’s estate following the singer’s death earlier this year has taken a new turn, with a Judge apparently denying the claims of close to 30 hopeful beneficiaries, reports the Telegraph.

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Inheritance Plans Affected by Family Financial Support

New research has revealed that the proportion of new retirees who know they will be able to leave an inheritance to their loved ones has fallen to its lowest level in six years.

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IFS Chiefs Proposes Inheritance Tax Overhaul

The head of one of the leading think tanks in the UK has stated that the government should consider overhauling inheritance tax and how the system works in the UK.

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The Danger of Will Writing Services

A daughter has lost her stake in her father's home after she was deprived of her inheritance due to a botched will from a will-writing service.Ebenezer Aregbesola used Barclays' £90 will-writing service to create a will to hand down his inheritance to members of his family. His will instructed half of the London home to be given to his daughter,Tinuola Aregbesola, on his death.

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More Estates Fall Over Inheritance Tax Threshold

An increasing number of estates are falling over the inheritance tax threshold as a result of large rises in property values, wealth adviser Towry has warned.

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