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If you and your spouse haven't lived together for a number of years, you may be able to use legal separation as grounds for divorce.
An annulment acknowledges that the marriage was void, and therefore is wiped from all records as if it never existed. Annulment is often preferable for religious people who do not want to be considered divorced.
Just because probate has been granted doesn't mean you're too late to contest a will, but it does mean you need to act fast.
Contesting a will can vary in price, mainly because some cases will take longer than others. Most solicitors will offer an hourly fee, but some will be able to reclaim the costs from the other side if successful.
There are time limits to contesting a will, and these will depend on your reason for contesting. Whilst you may feel that a will is unfair, it is important to consider the ‘grounds’ for contesting, as it will have to fit within a certain sector to justify your decision.
We all know that writing a will is necessary – it’s the best way to allocate our estate, choose an executor, make any requests for funeral arrangements and leave something for our loved ones.
Sitting down to work out the details of your will can be something you’d rather put off. However, when you do finally commit to considering your assets, choosing your executor and drafting out your will, it’s important to know that it’s legally valid.
We all know we need to make a will at some point, but many of us underestimate just how important it is, and what a difference it could make to our families.
A grant of representation is a document needed to confirm you are the executor of someone’s will. This document gives you the right to apply and administer the Estate, this process is commonly known as probate.
Equity release is the ability to free up the equity from your property, whilst you continue to live in it. For many people, their property is their biggest asset, but all their savings are tied up in it. Equity release allows you to withdraw either a lump sum or a monthly amount from the value of your property, in a similar way to a mortgage.