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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.
While a will is a private document, privy only to the testator – the person who wrote it – and their solicitor, that changes once the will writer dies. Who can get a copy of the will, when and how?
The duties of an executor of a will range from registering the death, arranging the funeral to dealing with assets and applying for probate.
Legally, you’re not obliged to act as an executor, even if named in a will. Here’s what to do if you wish to pass on the role.
Selling a property left by a loved one can be complicated. This guide will help you understand whether you need a grant of probate to sell a house.
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.