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A point in our favour if you’re considering remortgaging, equity release, or a transfer of equity is the fact that we’re on the panel for the majority of high street lenders. When the consent of your lender is required, this is a key advantage.
Ending a marriage, civil partnership or long term relationship is always a big step, and never an easy decision. Although it may be for the best, this is still one of the most emotional, unsettling moments in your life and the right support is essential.
Frequently referred to as a Living Will, an Advance Decision is a written statement indicating that in the event of a terminal illness, mental incapacity or permanent unconsciousness, you do not wish to be kept alive by artificial means or have your life prolonged by certain medical treatment.
Whatever the size of the estate, there is always the possibility of complex, emotional and drawn out disputes regarding Wills. Equally, where a Will hasn’t been made, the laws of intestacy may fail to protect the family of the deceased. Whatever your situation, we’re here for you.
In an ideal world, when someone you care for becomes incapable of managing their own affairs they will have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. If they don’t, an application needs to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to handle that individual’s property and financial concerns.
When you pass away, you want to leave your loved ones as much of your wealth as possible. However, with Inheritance Tax (IHT) charged at 40% on estates worth more than £325,000, IHT can take a significant slice out of anything you wish to bequeath family and friends.
Have you considered what might happen if accident, illness or old age left you incapable of making decisions, and you didn’t have Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) in place? The answer is that someone would have to apply to the Court of Protection to be allowed to mange your assets on your behalf.
The good news is that most of us are living longer. The less welcome news is that these extra years can cost us more in terms of paying for care, potentially leaving our children with little or no inheritance. Even when leaving an inheritance isn’t the number one priority, protecting your independence, dignity and self-respect is surely high on the agenda.
Making a Will is something many of us put off, continually pushing it to the back of our minds because we’d rather not think about what’s going to happen when we die. Which is understandable. However a Will is the single most important legacy you can leave your loved ones.
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18 May 2018
For better or for worse
As the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is fast approaching, it is time to talk marriage. If you've popped the question or said a teary-eyed yes, be sure to know how your legal rights will change after the big day.
16 May 2018
Can I sell the deceased’s home before receiving grant of probate?
When administering an estate, the to-do list can be daunting. So can initiating the sale of the deceased’s property be started early? Our wills, probate & tax team explains what can and can’t be done.
20 April 2018
Fiona Walker takes on the Coastal Challenge
Steeles are proud to be sponsoring our Fiona Walker as she takes on the 48 mile Coastal Challenge for the third time in aid of the Community Sports Foundation.
22 February 2018
Would you like to leave your partner but feel trapped as the main source of income? Are you unhappy in your marriage but do not feel you could manage on your own financially?
Is your financial position making you stay with your partner? If so, you are not alone.
22 February 2018
Are you in an unmarried relationship and want to safeguard your assets and/or protect your children?
Unmarried couples that are living together have become the fastest growing type of family. The figures have doubled and there are now approximately 3.3m families that are in this family type.
2 March 2018
Get ready for the GDPR
On Wednesday 14 March at the Theatre Royal, Norwich from 7.45am till 9.00am.
30 January 2018
Steeles Law has teamed up with Jo Rayner to offer a relationship clinic to those with relationship worries but who are unsure of what to do next. The clinic on 23rd February is to be held at Steeles Law in Norwich City Centre and offers FREE 30 minute sessions for those with questions.
22 December 2017
Get ready for the GDPR
On Tuesday 27 February at the Theatre Royal, Norwich from 7.45am till 9.00am.
29 September 2017
Jesse’s Anchor Launch – 10 November 2017
Steeles Law is proud to support the launch of Jesse's Anchor, a local charity set up in memory of 1 year old Jesse Langford-Daley, who lost his battle with brain cancer in June 2017. Jesse's Anchor exists to support the families of those who find themselves in similarly tragic circumstances.
11 September 2017
Inheritance tax – a voluntary tax? – Tuesday 10 October 2017
Inheritance tax (IHT) and planning for later life are important considerations when making financial decisions for you and the people you care about. Early planning now can help you reduce inheritance tax liabilities in the future.