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How to avoid a family feud over your estate when you’re gone

Now, Ministry of Justice court statistics show that although the number of contested wills remained broadly static through 2012 and 2013, the number almost doubled in 2014.

This appears to indicate a new trend of families arguing over deceased relatives' estates. To read more on why tax, gifts and Downton Abbey are all worth thinking about before you pass away, head to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.

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