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Probate and house clearance
Clearing a loved one’s house after probate can be a daunting task to undertake during a time of loss and
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Assets abroad and including them in your will
In an increasingly globalised world, more and more of us have ties to other places than just the UK. It’s
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Understanding Court Judgements of Deceased Estates
Understanding Court Judgements of Deceased Estates When a person dies, there may be companies which will seek a court judgement
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What is a grant de bonis non and why executors must have a will
When it comes to dealing with wills and inheritance it can all appear very confusing. It’s not something many of
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What are chattels and how do you evaluate them?
We have talked a lot about the importance of making a will, the need to choose your executor(s) wisely, and
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The London Probate Office, the principal probate registry
Applying for probate in London need not be a complex process. There are certain rules that must be followed, so
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Wills and powers of attorney – can they work together?
You have no doubt heard of a power of attorney document and if you are a regular reader you will
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Bankruptcy, beneficiaries, and executors – what are the issues?
Finding the right executor is an important consideration when preparing a will. Sometimes, though, things change, and life has a
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Share valuations for probate – what do I need to know?
When someone passes away it is the responsibility of the executor(s) of their will to manage their estate according to
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The tax benefits of including a charity in your will
Giving to charity is something that we do a lot in Britain. According to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), in
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Digital assets and how to consider them in your will
When preparing a will it is easy to think that you have identified all your assets. Most of us think
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DIY wills – when are they right and when should they be avoided?
A will is one of the most important legal documents you can have. It is an essential way of ensuring
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Common mistakes in will planning and how to avoid them
Wills need not be complex, nor do they need to be long, drawn-out affairs. Many people put off preparing one
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How to ensure your grandchildren receive their inheritance
Inheritance can be a tricky thing to set up and manage. As well as navigating all the pitfalls of the
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What happens to your pension when you pass away?
Ever thought about what happens to your pension after you pass away? No, we thought not. You’re not alone though
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What does your will executor need to know?
It’s a big thing to be asked to be the executor of someone’s will. It means that they trust you
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Protecting your children’s assets when your spouse remarries
With more and more people marrying for a second, or even a third time, the issue of inheritance becomes even
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I need a will: what are my options?
There comes a time in our life when we should write our will. It may not be something we want
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Do I need a solicitor to deal with probate?
People who find themselves acting as executor for the will of a friend or loved one who’s passed away often
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How does inheritance tax work?
How does inheritance tax work? One of the more complex areas of taxation, it can be difficult to navigate without
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Dying intestate – what happens?
If you die without having made a will, then it means that you have died ‘intestate’. Similarly, if your will
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Can my will be contested?
The contesting of a will is a highly complex and expensive process, but it can happen. It is not something
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Probate Office London
People do not seem to be aware the Probate office London is a division of the High Court, the probate
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How often should you update your will?
It is a question that frequently comes up from our clients, how often should you update your will? Is it
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How to pick the right executor for your will
No one wants to think about what we know is inevitable and hope is still a long way off, but
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Dealing with probate in Jersey
No one likes to think about having to deal with probate issues, but it is something that we will come
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How does equity release affect your will?
With people living healthier and longer lives, it is not uncommon to look for sources of income other than pensions
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Who should prepare a will and why
Who should prepare a will? In a word, everyone. Put simply, if you die without a will you have no
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Changes to wills – what is being proposed
Earlier this summer the Law Commission published a consultation paper setting out its proposals for changes to the law when
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Understanding court judgments of deceased estates
After someone dies, the foremost question which arises pertaining to the assets and property of the deceased is that who
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How to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill
Inheritance Tax is a complex issue and is one that people don’t consider either when making a will. Moreover, when
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What is a deed of variation?
A deed of variation is a document that changes the provision and distribution of a will after a person has
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What you need to know before signing a deed of renunciation
Dealing with the death of a relative or someone close to you is never easy, and while you want to
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All You Need To Know About The Medallion Guarantee
What is the Medallion Guarantee? The Medallion Signature Guarantee or its short version name, the Medallion Guarantee is an instrument
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Three deceased celebrities who were estate smart
Some parts of the UK media have a habit of revelling in the financial details of celebrities who’ve recently died.
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Inheritance Tax: A Plain-English Guide
Inheritance tax may well be the most detested of all taxes – which is not so surprising, given that we’re
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Wills and probate: Myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings
The legalities of inheritance are often complex, long winded and intimidating for anyone less than a legal professional. All of
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What is a probate specialist and how can one help me?
Q. My uncle owned his own business but has passed away suddenly and there is no one to deal with
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Why regulation by the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners is better for our customers
It is said that famous American architect, adventurer and entrepreneur Addison Mizner (1872–1933) once jokingly quipped “Where there’s a will,
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