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Case Study – Beware of Sharks

Q: Do I have to use the solicitors appointed as executor in the will? A: No. You are free to appoint your own solicitor (such as Probate Made Simple).  Mrs Wendy S’s mother died recently. Wendy contacted the firm of solicitors who drew up her

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What is Grant of Probate?

Following a bereavement comes the difficult reality of the legal process called probate. It is an unfamiliar and often stressful process; however you have two options for this process, you can appoint a solicitor or a company such as ourselves, or you may choose to

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How to apply for Probate

How to apply for Probate Probate (or confirmation in Scotland) is the system you go through if you’re handling the estate of someone who’s died. It gives you the legal right to distribute the estate according to the deceased’s wishes. Inheritance Tax forms are part

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What does Probate mean?

The term “probate” is associated with estate planning and describes the legal process by which a decedent’s will is processed by a special court. An executor of the estate is named to handle the decedent’s affairs and administer the estate throughout the probate process. Assets

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A Grant of Probate and what this means to Executors

Duties An executor, sometimes referred to as a trustee or a personal representative or PR has a duty to gather in the assets of the estate and distribute them or their proceeds of sale among the beneficiaries, according to the Will or intestacy. When carrying

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How do I value Assets for Probate?

The normal rule In general terms the Inheritance Tax value is the price which the property might reasonably be expected to fetch if sold on the open market at the date of death, ignoring the costs of sale and without reduction on the ground that

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