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David Vacha & Co Ltd
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Welcome to David Vacha & Co Ltd


Established by David Vacha to give a truly "one to one" service to those looking for a highly personal service in the field of private client law, such as:

 
Making a Will is the one sure way of passing your estate precisely to whom/where you wish it to go and to take advantage of any inheritance tax savings. Without a Will the laws of intestacy dictate where/how the estate will pass; sometimes with dire consequences; for tax and family reasons.

 
Inheritance Tax is here to stay! We give clear, practical advice , always keeping such planning as simple as possible.

Often practitioners are too focused on 'saving tax' at the expense of upsetting the domestic family set-up. We look at the whole programme very carefully to achieve a balance between all aspects.
 
To obtain 'probate', is to get from the Probate Registry via The High Court of Justice, a document which confers on the executors (those appointed under a Will) or the administrators (where there is no Will), a legal authority to attend to the administration of the estate.

It is invariably quicker to obtain probate using the services of a legal practice.
 
October 2007 saw the introduction of two new documents, The Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) under which an individual can appoint an attorney to deal with their affairs. One document to cover financial matters and one for personal and welfare decisions and will, like the now replaced The Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA), remain valid if the individual loses mental capacity.

We will take you through this process with clear and concise help.
 
Estate Administration is the collation, determination and administration of an estate, including clearing all tax issues with the relevant HMRC offices; distributing the estate in accordance with the Will or upon the intestacy.
 
With peoples moving around countries/continents as never before, this increasingly becomes a major factor today and needs very careful advice and planning which we can give.
 
Peoples assets are becoming more internationally spread; as such, great care must be taken where such assets reside and how to enjoy the same with good practical/simple advice on acquisition and ultimate distribution upon demise and how to attend to this spread of assets from a tax perspective between countries.
 
Co-habitees do not have the same rights to assets and Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowances and reliefs as married couples or civil partners do. The matter of dealing with the children of such unions is not something we advise on; that is for a family lawyer. We advise on the residency, and testamentary and tax aspects of co-habitation.



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