Probate

14th April 2020

What happens if I do not apply for probate

When a person dies, probate is the process of administering their estate by organising their assets, money and possessions and then distributing them as per the terms of a will or in line with the rules of intestacy. To be able to start probate, an executor (the person who takes legal responsibility for carrying out […]

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7th April 2020

Valuing a house and its contents for probate

How to calculate the value of a property and its contents for probate Probate is the legal process where you manage a deceased person’s possessions and allocate their money, assets and belongings once they have passed away – this is known as their ‘Estate’. From the outset of probate it will be essential to calculate […]

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17th July 2019

Dealing with business assets during Probate

When the owner of a business dies,  probate can be lengthy and complicated as their business assets have to be valued and transferred. Whether business assets are sold or transferred depends on the way in which the business was owned and operated as well as the wishes of the deceased. The estate’s executor or administrator […]

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1st May 2019

Dealing with disagreement between executors in the administration of probate

The administration of the estate of a loved one can be a difficult job. There are many decisions to be made at a time when people may be feeling overwhelmed and fraught. It is not uncommon for executors to fall out during this time, which is the last thing the deceased would have wanted. People […]

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27th March 2019

Is there a time limit for claiming a share of an inheritance?

If you believe you are entitled to something from someone’s Will, you may be able to make a claim, but beware of the time limits. If a relative dies and you have not inherited what you feel you have a right to, you may be able to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for […]

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