Obtaining a grant of probate and understanding exactly what it is can be very confusing.
A lot of people do not realise that you do not need to be a solicitor in order to apply for probate.
A person can decide what happens to their body upon their death and their wishes should be included in their will or in a separate document that can be known as a “letter of wishes”.
When a person dies, it is important to inform certain organisations as soon as possible so that they can make the necessary arrangements needed.
When a person dies you need to register the death within 5 days, unless the death has been reported to a coroner in which case you can’t register the death until the coroner gives permission.
When a person passes away it is easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of information and responsibilities given to you.
The European parliament has back proposals which will bring in regulation that would change the way succession and inheritance is dealt with across the EU.
Recently I have been noticing more and more adverts for “DIY Probate kit” claiming to be the answer to all your probate troubles!
The cost of dying has risen above £9000 in 2018 according to the SunLife (2018), Cost of Dying Report, which has been recording the costs of dying since 2007.
Inheritance is a taboo subject for the majority of Brits. the majority of Brits will not talk openly about inheritance, according to new figures.
With the cost of living increasing and house prices rising it’s no surprise that young families rely on their early Inheritance.
Whilst the thought of writing a Will may not be particularly enjoyable, it is certainly worthwhile, an expert has suggested.
On the 27th December 2014, the government launched a digital will archive detailing 41 million wills that date back to 1858.
Filling for a grant of probate can be a very long and difficult process. If you have little or no knowledge about probate it would be wise to consider hiring an expert to help you.
After the loss of a loved one you will have to organize the funeral and carry out the last wishes of the deceased.
The term probate can often be used to describe the entire process of administering an estate, which in general is not a quick process.
Living abroad is becoming a popular option among British retirees. With the cost of living in the UK increasing, the opportunity to exchange rainy days for sea and sand is an attractive one.