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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-16-06 05:33 PM
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34. Is is the family home
"The sisters looked after their parents and two aunts at their home near Marlborough, Wilts, until their deaths. They now care for each other. But when one of the sisters dies, the other will face a hefty bill for inheritance tax.

They fear that the home they inherited from their parents will then have to be sold."

And since you don't know what the estate tax laws are in the UK, I'm not quite sure why you're chiming in here on what these two sisters "should" do. Regardless, it IS either an unfair tax issue OR two greedy sisters. It has nothing to do with marriage. These sisters, and their lawyer, are foolish to drag controversial social issues into estate law where people's sympathies are already with family MORE than gay couples anyway.

I'm betting the family home is the LAST bit of anything that these sisters have and one of them is going to end up homeless if they can't get it straightened out. I don't know why they aren't both on the title, or whatever has happened, but they're obviously concerned enough about their security to raise a pretty big ruckous. I don't think they'd do that if they were talking about some multi-million dollar estate.
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