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Tag: inheritance

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…

The process of making a claim

If someone dies and their will or the laws of Intestacy (if they had no will) do not make reasonable financial provision for their partner or immediate family then a claim could be made under the Inheritance (Provision …

Excluding People from Your Will and a very brief look at Lady Lucan’s Affairs

Although sizeable to many people, Lady Lucan’s estate was worth in the region of £575,000 when she died last year, which was admittedly less than I was expecting.

Lady Lu…

It is a sad fact of life today that many people find themselves estranged from one or more of their relatives, and when meeting clients to talk to them about their Wills my colleagues and I regularly face the situation where the person drawing up the…