Wills and Probate

Why we should all have a Will and plan for later life

None of us want to think about dying or losing mental capacity through illness or an accident. With life getting busier, planning for later life and making a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney are things we know we should do, but don’t always [...]

By |2022-07-26T14:42:41+01:00July 26th, 2022|

Why you should implement a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We all know that we should write a will and most people will have already planned how their affairs should be dealt with following their death. Fewer people however will have considered implementing a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A [...]

By |2021-09-13T13:35:51+01:00October 30th, 2019|

Lasting Powers Of Attorney are gaining in popularity

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) are slowly becoming more popular in the UK, but there is still a long way to go.  Figures for the year to April 2018 show a record-breaking figure of 759,976 applications [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:17:38+00:00April 4th, 2019|

Probate Fees to increase substantially in April 2019

The fees paid to Government to obtain a Grant of Probate are set to rise, hitting bereaved families from April 2019. What are the new Probate fees? Probate fees for estates valued at over £5,000 are currently fixed at £215 (or £155 for families who use [...]

By |2019-08-28T11:27:49+01:00March 15th, 2019|

The advantages of appointing a professional to help Administer an Estate

Being named the executor of an estate places huge responsibility on a person whilst they are grieving a deceased loved one.  The process of obtaining Grant of Probate and then administering the estate itself can be complicated, full of technical jargon and very time consuming.  In [...]

By |2019-08-28T11:29:23+01:00March 4th, 2019|

The Cost of Death Certificates nearly triples

The General Register Office (GRO) have introduced large increases in the cost of copies of birth, marriage and death records from 16th February 2019. Families registering a death will now be charged nearly triple the amount following the price increase.  Death certificates have risen from £4 [...]

By |2019-08-28T11:44:14+01:00February 20th, 2019|
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