My youngest son has been abusive and, at times, even violent towards me. In view of his behaviour, I drafted a new will over 10 years ago leaving everything to my eldest son. He has stated that 'when I'm dead he'll be back for his share' and I'm concerned that he may still inherit despite my wishes. Could he challenge my will? Lawyer Daniel Winter (pictured) replies.
King of the 80s classics: Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth tipped to sell for £105,000 as Britain's frenzy for fast Fords continues
The 1987 model - number 38 out of 500 built - is the second souped-up Sierra expected to break the £100,000 mark in as little as two months after another sold for £112,500 in May. The car has an incredibly low 10,840 miles on the clock and has been kept in the same family since 1988. It's now being offered by the original owner's wife - who the car is registered to after his death - who wants to use the funds to purchase a retirement bungalow.
FTSE CLOSE: Shares slide as trade war worries grip markets; Debenhams profit warning sends its shares deep into the red; pound at $1.32
The FTSE 100 closed down 27.48 points at 7603.85 as trade war worries sparked a market sell-off. The US Dow Jones, German DAX and French CAC 40 all shed 1% of their value as President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on £200billion worth of Chinese imports. Debenhams issued its third profit warning of the year and saw its shares tumble 11% in today's session.
Asking prices hit a record of £310,000, as sellers cash in on buyers hunting limited homes for sale in the North
The Rightmove House Price Index found that newly-marketed properties' average prices increased 0.4 per cent to £309,439 in the month to mid-June. On a yearly basis, average prices were up 1.7 per cent. It said the North is a sellers' market - encouraging people to raise prices - whereas more homes are coming onto a softer market in the South.
Faster Eight: The BMW 8 Series is back - and it's set to become the German carmaker's most powerful model ever
After almost two decades away, BMW has rekindled the 8 Series name. Revealed on Friday evening ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the enormous two-door coupe has wowed fans. Prices will start from £76,000 - though if you want the yet-to-be-seen M8 version, which is based on BMW's Le Mans racer, you'll have to fork out closer to £130,000.
I used to work at a care home that went bust, so how do I track down my pension? Steve Webb helps his 100th This is Money reader
'A few years ago I worked as a care home manager. Our home was taken over by a large care company that went into liquidation. Can you tell me what will have happened to my pension?' Today, our pensions columnist Steve Webb answers his 100th question from a This is Money reader, this time helping someone find an old fund from an employer that went out of business.
Does your child have a forgotten £1,000 nest egg? How to track down old child trust funds given to 6million youngsters born between 2002 and 2011
Six million Child Trust Funds accounts were opened while they were available between 2002 and 2011 offering a tax-free savings headstart for your child from the Governement ,kick started with a £250 handout. One million of these accounts have been forgotten by parents, labelled 'addressee gone away' after they move home.
Sainsbury's linked the £4,000 I borrowed to my Sainsbury's credit card. I am now charged interest at 16.94 per cent on all purchases unless I pay off the full amount on the monthly statement, including the £4,000. Though I am sure this is legal I regard it as unfair trading. For many years I have used the card for all my purchases and paid the full balance by the due date to avoid paying interest.
How to avoid the pitfalls of buying a home abroad: From legal wrangles to currency worries, the eight things you must consider
Buying a property overseas is a life-long dream for many people looking for sun, relaxation - and perhaps a place to retire. Some will plan on basing themselves abroad for a few months of the year while others will want to relocate permanently. Many will pick spots on the Continent though some will venture further afield. Whatever you decide, unless you plan carefully those dreams of owning a place in the sun could soon turn into a nightmare. Here are some of the potential problems and pitfalls you need to be aware of.
From setting up a home reversion plan to booking a lifetime mortgage: The key to unlocking cash from your home revealed
Dwindling pension pots mean the number of retirees tapping their properties for income is expected to rise by nearly 50 per cent over the next decade. Research compiled for The Mail on Sunday reveals that one fifth of over-50s - around 3.9 million people - are planning to solve a cash crisis in retirement by downsizing, making use of buy-to-let property or borrowing against the value of the family home. Borrowing, commonly known as 'equity release', is rising in popularity. Unlike a conventional home loan, equity release does not require a borrower to pay any monthly interest charges. Instead, the interest charges roll up into the loan with the final debt usually cleared when the homeowner dies or goes into long-term care.
Music to your ears... enjoy a festival WITHOUT spending a fortune: Tips on planning ahead, going 'small' and avoiding ticket touts
The music festival has come of age. It is no longer about muddy fields, poor toilet facilities and flower power. It is a slickly run industry with more than a hundred events nationwide from which to choose, catering for a wide range of tastes and budgets. Here, we look at how you can experience festival season without having to dig too deep. One option is to join the army of volunteers and paid workers required for concerts, providing everything from first-aid, media support, through to litter picking. Student Napsugar Bardocz (pictured) gets to enjoy festivals for free by offering support to bands and working as a talent scout.
The Germans have entered the battle to take control of Norwegian Air. Lufthansa has held talks with its low-cost rival about a deal - setting the scene for a bidding war with British Airways owner IAG. Ryanair is also said to have had discussions with Norwegian regarding a tie-up - something the company denies.
Shamed KPMG is lambasted by industry watchdog over botched audits and its 'unacceptable deterioration'
Scandal-hit KPMG was lambasted by the industry watchdog last night for an 'unacceptable deterioration' in the way it checks companies' books. The accountancy group, already under fire for failing to spot the collapse of infrastructure company Carillion, has been put on special watch by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) following an annual review of its work. The move is highly embarrassing for KPMG and follows criticism over its work for a host of companies including Carillion, Co-op Bank, Rolls-Royce and Quindell.
At times Ocado has looked like it could be Britain's next big tech sensation AND its biggest flop. Supporters have long championed its leading technology as the antidote to Amazon's impending domination of the online grocery sector. Critics, and there were many, decried the pace at which Ocado sold its high-tech robot warehouses to supermarkets.
Elderly homeowners still face obstacles to downsizing - but affordable alternatives to pricey retirement homes are emerging
With just two per cent of UK housing designed specifically for older people - much of which is priced at the higher end of the market - the pressure is on to build more affordable retirement schemes. In March, the normally pricey retirement-housebuilder Audley secured planning permission to begin work on its first affordable scheme, Mayfield Villages. The site, in Watford, will offer 253 one-and-two-bedroom apartments priced from £262,500
Nearly 40 per cent of people across Britain are worried about their ability to retire comfortably, with many having no idea how much they are saving into their pension. Worse still, 13 per cent admit to having no pension savings, while more than a quarter of those who are saving for retirement have no idea exactly how much they are amassing.
Experts picked their World Cup fund portfolios in 2014 - four years later we reveal how they performed (and whether they beat the market)
How do football tournament fund picks fare once the razzmatazz has passed? In 2014, we put two fantasy fund portfolios for the Brazil World Cup to the test - a globally-focused team from Hargreaves Lansdown and a UK-geared first eleven from Tilney. Four years on, we can now reveal how each portfolio has scored.
A huge ongoing clean-up of old pension data has uncovered errors in work records stretching back decades. Those who have received too much state pension will not be forced to repay the money, but they will face reductions to future payments. Those underpaid will receive back payments and future increases, but not interest or compensation.
What is inheritance tax, how do people avoid paying it and when is it taken from an estate? Wealth Club's Alex Davies explains
Rising numbers of estates are subject to inheritance tax and increasingly even those who don't consider themselves wealthy find they are affected by it. But what is it and how does it work? On this episode of the Big Money Questions, Wealth Club founder Alex Davies explains what it is and how it works. He explains who has to pay and when, and how it is calculated - all of the nitty-gritty.
THIS IS MONEY'S FIVE OF THE BEST CASH ISA DEALS
Aldermore pays 1.65% AER interest on its two-year fixed rate Isa account. Interest can be paid monthly or yearly. Allows transfers in from other providers, minimum deposit is £500.
Al Rayan pays 1.35% AER on its easy access Isa account. The bank is Sharia compliant and therefore pays an expected profit rate rather than guaranteed interest. Allows transfers in from other providers, minimum deposit is £50.
Charter Savings Bank offers a cash Isa fixed for one year paying 1.52% AER. The minimum opening deposit is £1,000. Transfers in are allowed and the bank offers Portfolio Isas so you can open several accounts within the same Isa wrapper.
Skipton BS offers a rate of 1.35% AER interest on its 18-month fixed rate cash Isa - one of few accounts over the term available. You can open with a £500 deposit and it allows transfers in.
Ford Money pays 1.45% interest on its one-year fixed rate Isa. interest paid monthly at a rate of 1.44%. The provider offers flexible accounts that allow withdrawals without affecting your annual tax-free allowance. It requires a minimum deposit of £500.
What next for interest rates? The 'dead certain' hike that never arrived - Bank holds at 0.5% but door left open for an August move
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent, in spite of forecasts of a 90 per cent chance of a rise just three weeks ago. Policymakers voted 7-2 for a hold, with the two members who called for a rise saying that they believed there were 'upside risks' for inflation.
Borrowers are being offered a raft of cheap fixed rate mortgages as lenders attempt to lure them into remortgaging or buying a home. But HSBC has decided to buck the trend and launch a new rate mortgage that is a tracker instead. We pick out the best fixed and tracker rate mortgages and look at what next for rates.
Buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. A tax crackdown on buying properties and a tax raid on the rental income from owning them has seen to that. But for many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips
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