A blog from Harries Watkins Jones
News, information and explanations about Probate, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Inheritance Tax and related topics, from our team of tax and legal experts. We hope you find them useful and informative. If you have any suggestions for future articles please let us know.
Before you decide on paying for a probate service, it’s important to know its intricacies and how much it costs.
Even if you have power of attorney during a person’s lifetime, you might still need to apply for probate when they die.
If you ask someone to have Power of Attorney, or you’re asked yourself, there are several responsibilities that come with the role. Here are the main ones.
Our blog will explain how and why you should be considering writing your will and its importance when you are a parent.
Power of Attorney is an important and useful legal tool to have in place, especially as you get older. We’ll cut through the jargon and explain what the different types of Power of Attorney do in plain English.
An insolvent estate is where there’s not enough money to pay off the deceased’s debts – and they can come with consequences.
Small changes to your will can be made via codicil; for bigger changes, however, you may need to draft a new one from scratch.
If you are thinking of contesting a will, you’ll need to consider whether the will reflects the deceased’s wishes. Here are some ways it can be challenged.
Have you drafted a will and named a beneficiary who is on benefits? You may wonder about the implications for your beneficiary.
The probate period can take a long time and is difficult to understand, something you don’t need as you deal with the estate of someone who’s passed away.
Expert advice on providing for a vulnerable adult or child in your will. Read on for how to protect them from being taken advantage of.
If you have a blended family you will want to protect everyone in your will. We’ve got the expert advice you need to prepare your will and avoid future problems.