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Being Fair to Step Children

Being Fair to Step Children Being Fair to Step Children is a problem our Estate Planning Department wrestles with most days, trying to help clients be as fair as possible when creating Estate Plans including Wills and Lasting Powers of … Continue reading

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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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Joint Tenants Tenants in Common after a Divorce

Joint Tenants Tenants in Common – And will I be in real trouble if widowed? Note: Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common is an important issue in this enquiry which is about remarriage. Joint ownership of either type can have … Continue reading

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