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# Inheritance

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People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.
New law will allow missing persons' families apply for 'presumption of death order'
The legislation will mean the affairs of a missing person who is presumed dead can be put in order.
'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance
TD Barry Cowen said this means families coping with funeral costs are left waiting for months before they can inherit the estate.
Farmers aren't happy that the Fair Deal scheme's 'discriminatory measures' might be here to stay
Planned reforms over the plans are being delayed.
Parents may no longer have a 'moral duty' to provide for children in wills
The Law Reform Commission has made some recommendations.
'My sister is laughing all the way to the bank, we will never speak again': Families at war over wills
“My grandfather was pinned to a wall with a pitchfork at his throat by one of his brothers.”
Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’
The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.
Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.
Woman claiming to be Prince's long-lost half sister comes forward to stake claim to his estate
The singer died leaving no will and had no children or living parents.
If you're fighting over a €250k house, you could lose it all in legal fees
Arguing over a will? Here’s some advice from a barrister.
Has your family fallen out over a will? We'd like to know
Who gets what after a person’s death can create permanent divisions and deep wounds.
David Cameron feeling the heat over £200,000 gift
The PM received the money from his mother.
Search underway for Irish woman who is heir to fortune left behind by half-brother
Hundreds of Irish people are due inheritances from relatives but don’t know it.
How much money do you have to pay out to inherit a house?
Some properties can be too expensive to inherit.
Children getting dig-out from parents for mortgages or holidays could be taxed
A new Budget change tightened gift rules.
When should someone who kills their spouse be allowed to inherit their property?
The law has been questioned in cases involving convicted killers like Catherine Nevin and Eamonn Lillis.
Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy
It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.
US woman accused of digging up her father claims 'he would be okay with it'
She was in search of his “real will”… but only found a pack of cigarettes.
Mandela widow gives up her right to half his estate
She does, however, get four properties, cars, artwork and jewellery in lieu.
Aaron McKenna: Marriage is nothing more than a contract – bring on the prenups
There should be no reason that society prevents people from entering into an agreement that allows them to protect their respective assets, writes Aaron McKenna.
Tax bill arrives 60 years after man's death
A French woman has received a tax bill for her grandfather, who died in 1949.
Duchess of Alba, marrying at 85, insists she still controls fortune
One of Spain’s richest women, set to marry for a third time at 85, says that still controls her immense wealth despite her childrens’ original opposition to her marriage.
Private investigator tracks down homeless man... and gives him a fortune
Surprise! Investigator says man is still in shock over the news.