Private Client Legal Blogs

Private client legal blogs, published by family lawyers and private client law firms, including posts regarding wealth management, managing your finances and investments, wills, estates and probate, in addition to general family law issues.

Piercing the Protective Veil

by ParkmanLawFirm August 27, 2013 Private Client

One of the primary reasons our Birmingham attorneys in the probate division of Parkman & White, LLC are contacted is to create a legal business entity to protect the owner from personal liability.  There are many entities our Birmingham probate attorneys utilize to meet these needs, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), limited liability partnerships […]

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Inheritance Tax in Spain

by David Lorenzo August 9, 2013 Blawg

THE INHERITANCE TAX IN SPAIN  The inheritance tax levied on capital gains obtained through inheritance by individuals. Let’s analyze the general scheme. In some Autonomous Regions  there is much more favorable tax regime (inherit is much cheaper) than in the rest of Spain. The criterion for the application of this scheme is the residence of […]

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Bankruptcy by inheriting a property?

by David Lorenzo August 1, 2013 Estate Planning

(Spanish Law) Could it be possible to get Bankruptcy by inheriting a property? Yes. Weeks ago some news shocked everyone in the newspapers of Spain, an old woman from Jaén, after losing her daughter by her partner, was obliged to pay the debts of both, having accepted the inheritance of his daughter and ignoring or may […]

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I was never married – what parental rights do I have?

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 30, 2013 Blawg

By Faye Remnant The legal rights and responsibilities of mothers and fathers are known as ‘parental responsibility’. The most important duties of someone with parental responsibility are to protect and maintain the child, provide the child with a home, consenting to medical treatment, looking after the child’s property, disciplining the child, choosing and providing the […]

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Inheritance in the absence of a will in Spain

by David Lorenzo July 30, 2013 Law

INHERITANCE IN THE ABSENCE OF A WILL IN SPAIN In Spain, when there is no will, the Civil Code determines the principles to respond the question, who inherits? Applying to the various possible situations:  If the deceased was unmarried and had no children, the parents inherit. If there are no parents, the siblings; if there are […]

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Dealing with Probate – What you need to know

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 11, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller We understand that some people are nervous of approaching Solicitors if they need help with Probate as there are concerns of the costs.  However, not everyone charges in the same way. We have several pricing options, which helps families to get the help they need, but gives them the flexibility to choose […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – and the alternatives

by Tim Bishop July 11, 2013 Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document signed by an individual (the donor) which gives authority to another individual, or individuals (the attorneys) to act on the donor’s behalf – usually in relation to financial affairs and property. Why do I need a power of attorney? The society we live in is becoming increasingly complex […]

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£4 billion could potentially be generated for the charity sector if solicitors simply asked those writing a will to leave a donation

by GordonDean June 16, 2013 Private Client

It has been revealed that £4 billion could potentially be generated for the charity sector if solicitors simply asked those writing a will to leave a donation to a charity. The Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team have discovered that when solicitors mentioned the idea of leaving money to charity during the will writing process, the […]

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What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 4, 2013 Blawg

Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate. The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated and […]

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Am I talking to the right people?

by LawFirmNetwork May 20, 2013 Blawg

This is a question that I often ask myself ahead of a meeting. Try to avoid having to ask yourself the question half way though a meeting though. The Apprentice candidates on the BBC demonstrated brilliantly, the other week, how you can have a very busy diary, having wonderful conversations…… but with the wrong people.  People […]

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