7th July 2020

Probate, explained

What is probate? Probate is not a topic of conversation that many wish to have, but most people will have to deal with probate at some point in their life, so it best to know what the process is and what is involved. What is needed to distribute a person’s estate? When a person passes […]

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3rd June 2020

What changes have been made when applying for probate?

All estates of any deceased person need to go through all legal channels before the deceased’s assets can be distributed to all beneficiaries. In England and Wales, this is referred to as the Grant of Representation and will be needed even if the deceased did not leave a Will. Any Will executor will need to […]

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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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