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Cohabitation: A Contentious Probate Viewpoint

A Rewarding New Year’s Resolution  

HMCTS responds to issues from probate professionals

What occurs if a will is misplaced?

Continued delays at Probate Registries

Who has the right to arrange a Funeral?

Simple Guide to Inheritance Tax and Gifting

Who inherits when a person passes away without leaving a will?

Approaching Retirement is a good time to amend your will, create  powers of attorney, & become acquainted with probate.

Probate Applications – Delays Persist

Whether to Appoint an Independent Trustee or an Executor.

Stopped probate application delays continue to worsen.

What ‘Affects’ a divorce and marriage have on a will.

A Guide to Notice Placement within Deceased Estates.

Daughter Fraudulently Spending Mothers’ Money.

Reasonable Provisions and Life Interests

When banks pay out ‘Probate Funds’ too early! PART I

Beneficiary Witnesses and Void Gifts in a Will – new rules needed to include ‘Cohabiting Couples’ Part II

When banks pay out ‘Probate Funds’ too early! PART II

Beneficiary Witnesses and Void Gifts in a Will – new rules needed to include ‘Cohabiting Couples’ Part I

Excluding somebody from your will

Will writers concerned about ‘Pandemic Wills’ being challenged.

Be Careful What You Are Paying For

Later Life Care Lottery

Types of Contentious Probate Disputes

Clitheroe v Bond case: providing clarity for practitioners

Will drafting considerations for transgender and non-binary beneficiaries

Money Laundering and Identification (ID) requirements

You would be surprised how many attempts are made for wills to be forged

Potential Problems with LPA’s

Execution of Wills has Not Changed.

No Plans for a Review Legal Services Act

Later Life Care Lottery

Inheritance Tax Considerations – Business Property Relief – What is it and How to Deal with it.

New Money Laundering Directives and ID Requirements

Do It Yourself Wills – Dangers and Pitfalls

Advanced Decision Documents in Relation to One’s Personal Affairs

Common Trusts To Find In Wills

Executors Intermeddling With Estates, Can They Still Renounce The Executor Role?

Can A Personal Representative Step Down From Their Duties?

Inheritance Tax Where It Might Go?

Care Home Fees and Joint Ownership of Property

Looking After Your Legacy