How to Make Your Own Will

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This invaluable book really will enable you to prepare your own will. It will alert you to the many and broad ranging matters you should consider, and covers factual and legal requirements and technicalities in language that the lay-person can understand. Author, Gordon Bowley, draws on his thirty years as a family solicitor to suggest the best and most effective ways of ensuring that your estate is easy to deal with by those you leave behind and that it goes to those who you want to benefit. This revised and ...
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Start And Run A Restaurant: Make life simpler for those you leave behind. Ensure that your estate goes to the people who you want to benefit. Minimise the tax in your estate.

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Overview

This invaluable book really will enable you to prepare your own will. It will alert you to the many and broad ranging matters you should consider, and covers factual and legal requirements and technicalities in language that the lay-person can understand. Author, Gordon Bowley, draws on his thirty years as a family solicitor to suggest the best and most effective ways of ensuring that your estate is easy to deal with by those you leave behind and that it goes to those who you want to benefit. This revised and updated 4th edition includes changes in recent legislation and case law. It includes: - Advice on choosing executors - Specimen forms, sample wills and sample clauses - A glossary clearly explaining any necessary legal terms - Guidance on inheritance tax and tax saving in your will - Information on Living Wills and Powers of Attorney REVIEWS: 'If you want to save a lot of money on solicitor's bills buy this book.' The Observer 'I bought this book recently and have found it extremely helpful ... Deserves a place on every family's bookshelf. Thoroughly recommended.' - A reader
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845283797
  • Publisher: How To Books
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Bowley practised as a family solicitor for over thirty years. This is his third book aimed at helping lay-people reduce or avoid entirely the cost of consulting a solicitor.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS:
Preface to the fourth edition
1. Why should you make a will?
2. Can you make a will and how to do it
3. What you can leave by your will?
4. Matters to consider when contemplating making your will
5. Inheritance tax in general
6. Reducing your inheritance tax
7. Clauses recommended to be included and clauses to be recommended to be excluded from your will
8. Points on which you should take special care when drafting your will
9. The international element of wills
10. Revoking or amending your will
11. General advice concerning wills and associated matters
Appendices, specimen forms and documents
Checklist for use after you have prepared your wil but before you sign it
Glossary
Useful Addresses
Index
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