Legal Challenges to the Will (Estate) and their Legal Costs

Legal Challenges to the Will (Estate) and their Legal Costs What is a challenge? Here we talk about legal challenges to the estate of a deceased by disgruntled beneficiaries or people who feel that they should not have been left out of the will. These challenges should be instigated promptly by the challengers, after the …

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Probate Explained

Probate Explained What is Probate: Probate of wills, granted by the Supreme Court, is required where there are assets in the estate, such as non-joint tenancy real estate and other assets (cash, shares, property etc) to be transferred to beneficiaries. The executors of the deceased’s estate instruct solicitors to apply for Probate, which cannot occur until  …

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“The importance of enduring powers of attorney”

You may have heard the term “Estate Planning.” This is the term used to bring together all the life and death considerations relating to your health and your wealth. It is a dynamic process during your life: it is not a “once-only event”. Life considerations: Life considerations relate to what happens if you lose capacity …

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What roles can you give your solicitor in your Will?

Can a solicitor be an executor of a will? You can nominate your solicitor to be the paid executor of your Will. On your death, your executor obtains Probate or may also be required to hold some assets in trust for certain beneficiaries, with distribution to them, on their attaining a certain age. When all …

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