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Obtaining Probate from Overseas

Obtaining Probate from Overseas. Obtaining probate from abroad for assets held in England or Wales  is usually tolerably straightforward, though more complex than normal probate.  Real problems do arise when those involved are based in North America as UK Probate … Continue reading

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Pensions Death in Service Benefits – can they be disputed?

Probate Question: Death in Service Benefits from Pensions. Q: My sister was living with her partner for four years.  Last year my sister appointed him as Next Of Kin on paperwork connected with her work death in service benefits. Now … Continue reading

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Missing Heirs?

Missing Heirs – The Heir Hunters Association. Missing heirs are commonplace. Every year millions of people die worldwide without making a will (called dying intestate) often leaving substantial cash and property estates which, if not claimed goes to the state. … Continue reading

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When is Inheritance Tax paid?

When is Inheritance Tax Paid after a death? If I am made executor of my father’s will. When is inheritance tax paid on his estate, does this have to be paid before probate is granted? If so, do I have … Continue reading

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Coroner Bereaved Families

Coroner: bereaved families at the heart of the system. (If you would like a copy of the “Guide to Coroner Services” please email The Probate Department Ltd.  The Ministry press release follows.) Bereaved familes will be put at the heart … Continue reading

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Separated not divorced

We are separated not divorced and my wife has died. My probate question: I wonder if you could help me my wife passed away on the 18th January – we separated 12 years ago but never divorced. My son had … Continue reading

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