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GUIDE: When is Probate Not Necessary for the UK?

GUIDE: When is Probate Not Necessary for the UK?

The following guidelines can help to answer one frequently asked question we face: “When is probate not necessary in the UK?” However, we won’t spend too much time consuming the details of this question, either. That’s because, in effect, probate is required primarily when there is a piece of property in question. Suppose you become […]

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Video Will Witness Practices are Now Legal

Video Will Witness Practices are Now Legal

It’s now official: a witness to the signing of someone’s Will by video is now acceptable. A video will witness (two of them, specifically) becomes acceptable to make a will valid in England and Wales. Valid with a backdate of 31 January 2020, the ruling carries on for at least two years. That particular date […]

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Inheritance Act Claims: Who Can Make Them?

There have been many government provisions for England and Wales that enable people to make Inheritance Act Claims. To bring a claim, a grant of probate means that only certain parties will fit within the circumstances of the case for compensation. Below, we list some of the leading laws governing inheritance provision for the family. […]

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Key Terms to Know For a Family Dispute Over Will

A family dispute over wills exacerbates what’s already a difficult period of time for any family. Throw the struggle amongst siblings and extended family members over the legitimacy of a legal document aside. Above all, there’s the added pressure of the loss of a valued loved one.  In time, you’ve got a recipe for family […]

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Three Legitimate Will Disputes

The majority of wills and estates receive proper managerial touch and execution. In essence, wills (according to the law) stipulate exactly what the late party wants to happen to the various parts of their estate. However, legitimate will disputes are a reality of handing out the contents of an estate. Accordingly, a will can be […]

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A Guide To Handling a Trust Dispute

A Guide To Handling a Trust Dispute

When a family member passes away, it’s a hard time for everyone who knows and loves them. It can make it difficult to deal with the legal side of things, specifically executing their will and the potential of a trust having been left. A trust dispute, for instance, is a particularly difficult piece to deal […]

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