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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Will vs Trust
Will vs Trust

Wills and Trusts can be very useful in estate planning and providing for your loved ones. A Will sets out who you want to benefit from your estate after your death. There are different types of Trust that can be set up, with some taking effect after death, but some that can be created during your lifetime. There are often…

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A spotlight on: grant of probate
A spotlight on: grant of probate

Applying for probate is not always necessary when the deceased is survived by their spouse/partner/civil partner. After someone dies, a grant of probate is often needed. This is the legal document that gives their executor the right to wind up their estate in accordance with their Will. If the deceased did not leave a Will, then the alternative is a…

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