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Liz Heron

Charitable Giving

Posted by Liz Heron on December 18th 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Although for most of us there is truth in the saying that “Charity begins at Home”, many of our clients choose to benefit a charity on their death, whether by leaving a cash legacy, a share in their residuary estate or simply by letting their loved ones know that they...

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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Deathbed Gifts

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on December 18th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Is it possible to make a gift on your deathbed that bypasses your will or intestacy?

The simple answer is yes.  There is a little known legal concept which allows a deathbed gift to take effect without the usual formalities for making a will.  This is known as Donatio Mortis Causa.

In order for...

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