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Dying without a Will – Intestacy

When a person dies without a will, they are said to have died “intestate.” An Intestate estate is the property and assets of a deceased person who left no Will.

Changing a Will after death – Deed of variation

A Deed of Variation is a document that allows the beneficiary/beneficiaries of an estate to alter the distribution of a deceased’s assets after their death.

Final Duties Top tips to reduce Probate fees.

If the Estate is straightforward, you may not need to use a probate provider to obtain Probate.

What is the cost of probate?

You must be aware that every Estate is different and will require a different amount of time and work to administer.

Factors that can delay Probate

One of the questions we get asked most often as a probate broker is how long does probate take?

How long does Probate take?

How long it takes for the application to be prepared is dependent on the applicant’s access to information about the estate.

Probate Advice and Probate Explained

The term Probate is used to describe the legal processes involved in obtaining a grant of probate in order to distribute a person’s estate after they have died.

What is a Trust in a Will?

There will be different disadvantages depending on the type of trust being used and your individual circumstances.

Wills – The most common questions and answers

A Will is a legal document expressing your wishes in regard to the distribution of your estate including property and other assets.

Probate Questions and Answers

Final Duties only works with very large and efficient solicitors who have invested heavily in business systems.

How to choose a solicitor

You will be in a better position to make an educated choice of a solicitor if you do the work to research what you need and take the time to shop around.

How to find a solicitor

Final duties have put together a guide to help you find a solicitor and some factors that you should take into account when choosing you.

Probate Registry Directory – England and Wales

Once you have sent your application to the probate registry further information regarding making an appointment and swearing the oath will be sent to you.

Wills and Probate Vocabulary

Codicil – A legal document used to amend, update, or make changes to an existing Will.

Post Grant – The Probate Letters

Template of an acceptance of receipt letter which a beneficiary will sign upon receiving their inheritance.

Probate forms for Inheritance Tax

When the deceased died intestate (leaving no Will) you must use the PA1A form for your probate application.

Probate Forms No Inheritance Tax

When the deceased died intestate (leaving no Will) you must use the PA1A form for your probate application.

Pre Grant of Probate Letters

HMRC Income Tax – Template of a letter that would be sent to HMRC requesting the for the executor to be sent any relevant forms for the current tax year.

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