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Tag: Probate

As you may have heard, probate fees were going to be changed from April 2019, under the “Probate Fees Order”.  The changes could have led to much larger fees being paid by a lot of estates, and as a result there has been a significant rise in probate…

I’ve spoken with a lot of people, both in and outside of work, who have been appointed as an executor in a Will and have decided to deal with Probate and the estate themselves. Whilst there is nothing to stop people from doing this, I come across so …

Update April 2019:

The changes to the probate fee system that we discuss below were due to be introduced on 1 April 2019 but the implementation has been delayed. The Ministry of Justice has said that the delay is due to preoccupation with other parl…

When it comes to owning property abroad it is important to understand the laws of succession in that jurisdiction in the event of the owner’s death.


In 2015 The EU Succession Regulations (‘the Regulations’) known as Brussels IV came into force. All …

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking to the Buckingham U3A Family History Group.

My topic was Wills and Probate, but in considering what to talk about I was very aware that genealogists and family historians are looking at old Wills and Probate…

We often come across estates with beneficiaries who are proving difficult to trace for a number of reasons. These reasons include family estrangement, death of the beneficiary, and poor drafting of a Will often by a non-professional person.

The Pers…