Got questions about wills and probate? Read our guides to learn everything you need to know from drafting a will to making a Power of Attorney.
Mirror wills are the will of choice for many couples – but what is a mirror will, and is it right for you?
If the executor of a will dies before the person’s estate has been distributed, the responsibility of applying for probate will fall to someone else.
It's difficult to think about a time when you can no longer look after yourself. But it's important to plan for your future to make sure your loved ones have the legal capability to make the right decisions for you.
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.
The average cost of funerals is rising steadily in the UK. Last year it was calculated that the average cost of a basic ceremony – including a funeral director, hearse, service and simple coffin - was £3,700 in the UK. In many cases, the deceased’s estate simply isn’t sufficient to cover these costs. And often there are no family members able to pay for a funeral.
In recent years, studies have suggested that roughly two thirds of adults have not made a will and that a third of us will die without having ever made one. In legal speak this is known as dying “intestate”.
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The emotional and financial strain of contesting a will can be a lot to bear, especially when you've just lost a loved one. There can be a lot of confusion about the process and costs of contesting a will. But if you believe that you have been left out of someone's will, you might have the legal right to dispute it.
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.