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Explaining the Probate Application

When a person dies, their estate must be finalised. The person who finalises their estate is known as their Executor, but the executor can only have the right to access the deceased’s estate once they apply for Probate.   What is Probate? Probate, also known Confirmation in Scotland, is the legal process of executing a […]

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What to Do if You’ve Been Left Out of a Will

When a loved one dies, they leave behind a lot more than simply an empty hole in their lives. They also, in many cases, leave a Will. A Will is a legal document that explicitly states how the deceased wishes to divide their assets amongst their loved ones. The deceased does not, however, have to […]

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3 Legitimate Will Disputes

As long as there is a valid will in place, the administration of it is dealt with according to the stipulations of the deceased. In the cases where there is no will, then the intestacy rules are implemented. However, there are a rising number of cases where wills are disputed. There can be a number […]

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What are the Groups to Contesting a Will?

One of the most asked questions in a contested probate is regarding the legal requirements of just who is able to contest a will. Ultimately, there are six groups of people who can challenge a will, although some of the rules regarding each group can be quite complex. If you are considering contesting a will […]

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Is There a Time Limit to Contesting a Will?

In the vast majority of cases, a will is to be administered according to the wishes of the deceased. In those instances where a will was not created, the rules of intestacy will apply. However, in some cases, there are situations where someone wishes to contest and has grounds for challenging a will. There are […]

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Who Can Challenge a Will?

For those with minimal legal knowledge, wills can be complex areas to consider. These considerations can become even more complicated in those cases where a will needs to be contested. There are a number of reasons why someone might consider contesting a will, but not everyone is able to do so. There are clear legal […]

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