“Although there is obviously a lot to do, and it may seem daunting at first particularly at what may well be the most difficult time in your life, I have to say that I found the whole thing relatively painless and everyone I dealt with was both sympathetic and helpful.” Following the sad death of the BE Malta Forum’s much-missed stalwart Chris Green earlier this year, his partner DavidH has very kindly shared his experience of dealing with the practical arrangements.
Have you ever thought about how you would like your affairs to be left in the event of your sudden death? Here is a checklist of 26 documents that you should collect in order to make things easier for those you leave behind.
Matthew Green, Managing Partner of Greenwood Private Wealth Management Ltd, explains why living abroad does not necessarily spare you from paying the UK’s hefty inheritance taxes.
“One of the sad facts of life is that one day you will not be around. Unless you have it written into your will, the likelihood is that your mortal remains will stay in the country of your demise. Suppose you could find a wonderful way of returning the ashes of a loved one to the UK for interment and at the same time contribute to the environment and local charities?” Peter Forrester of UK charity Life For a Life explains how you can have a living memorial at “home”.
This week: War graves – and initiatives to ensure that the dead of past conflicts are honoured by those for whom they gave their lives.