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On my death my half of our joint estate will go to my husband and inheritance tax will be

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On my death my half of our joint estate will go to my husband and inheritance tax will be paid on his death and visa versa.
If I wish to change my will so that my share of the estate goes to my three daughters on my death and inheritance tax paid then do I need to make a new will or can I do this by codicil.

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what is the rough value of the estate?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


There is
obviously no inheritance tax between husband and wife

It can be done by

However, do
yourself a favour and do a new will.

Codicils are
fraught with problems and have a habit of getting mislaid. The codicil in the
circumstances is likely to be so complicated that it would be more expensive
than doing and you will.

We had so many
problems with codicils (from one particular solicitor who seem to like doing
them for some strange reason) that we issued a memo that we no longer do a codicil.

I cannot try to
persuade you from doing one strongly enough.

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