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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.
Do you own properties abroad and want to leave them in your Will? Let us explain the Probate process for dealing with Foreign Assets.
If you are planning on making someone under 18 the beneficiary of your will, there are several things to consider. We’ve got the information you need right here.
It’s a common misconception that when we die our debts die with us. Read on to learn what happens to debts when someone dies, and how to deal with them.
Here’s what we can learn from the famous Will Disputes of Paul Walker, Bob Marley and Pablo Picasso, to make sure that your final wishes are respected.
When dealing with the administration of your your estate after your death. Your executors will have a number of tasks to undertake in order to administer your estate, before they can carry out the instructions contained in your Will.
It is a common mistake to think that once you have made a Will you don`t need to check its contents regularly.
Many of you may not be familiar with the term Lasting Power of Attorney but it is vital that you are. A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA enables someone you trust (an Attorney ) to deal with your everyday affairs should you become incapacitated for any reason.
Over half of all adults currently living in the UK do not have a Will. What does this mean for them in the future?
To illustrate this point we can look at two of the most talented and highly regarded legends in the music industry, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.
You may not need to apply for a Grant of Probate if everything you own is held jointly with your husband or wife including your matrimonial home.
After conducting the initial search of the deceased`s property if you are unable to locate a Will what should you do Next?
The Government is set to increase the current Probate fee to £273 for all applicants. Their argument being that it costs more to deal with the applications at the Probate Registry than the fees currently being charged.
However, at the same time the new online application process for obtaining a Grant of Probate has seen long delays…