Inheritance Tax (IHT) is primarily a charge on your assets on death, including your share of assets jointly held with another person. However, lifetime gifts made within seven years prior to your death can also be brought back into charge. IHT is also...
Wills & remarriage
When you remarry, any Will you have is automatically revoked. It is really important that you and your new spouse make new Wills. We have considerable practical experience of helping in these circumstances.
On remarriage, your family position may become more complicated. There will be changes to your personal and financial situation. Unless you make a new Will, the ‘intestacy’ rules will apply and these are unlikely to carry out your intended wishes.
If you have children or step-children it is particularly important to consider what provision is to be made for them, who will take decisions on their behalf and who will manage any inheritance they might receive.
Draw on our expertise to ensure that your Will properly takes into account your new relationship whilst also dealing with considerations arising out of previous relationships.
Our wills & probate solicitors can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.