Executors’ Liabilities
Executors’ Liabilities

The role of executor to the estate of someone who has died comes with a number of responsibilities. An executor has the task of administering the deceased’s affairs, to include paying debts, selling assets and preparing estate accounts. The role is onerous. It can be time-consuming and sometimes complex, depending on the estate in question. Being an executor also requires…

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Partial Intestacy
Partial Intestacy

If someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to be intestate. If they leave a Will but it does not deal with the whole of their estate, they are partially intestate. When someone dies intestate, their estate is distributed in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy (the Rules). The Rules set out in order of preference who is…

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Intestacy Explained
Intestacy Explained

When someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died intestate. There are strict rules governing who will inherit their estate, known as the Rules of Intestacy. Dealing with the estate of someone who has not left a Will can be more complex and time-consuming than normal. There can also be an increased risk of disputes arising.…

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