Why Make a Will ?

Establishing the exact number of people without a will is always difficult, however the recent YouGov survey found that 59% of the population didn’t have a will, given this why do people make a will and what are the most important reasons for making a will anyway ? What happens when you don’t make a will…

DWP Notification after Probate

As a specialist probate firm, we are regularly seeing cases when the DWP give notice that they investigating a deceased persons estate. The DWP will automatically receive a copy of the probate once issued by the probate registry. If means tested benefits have been claimed by the Deceased, it is standard practice for the DWP…

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What does a Grant of probate show ?

Very often relatives, or beneficiaries will want to obtain a copy of a will, and the grant of probate issued by the Probate Registry, for a variety of reasons. If so what does the grant of probate actually show ? and what is probate ? The Probate Process The starting point is that the grant…

Is there a time limit for obtaining probate ?

Perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions is whether there is a time limit for applying for probate. The answer very much depends upon the nature of the estate. When there is a time limit If the estate is subject to inheritance tax then a tax return must be filed within 6 months of the date…

Aunt has died and left no will

If you are a niece or nephew and your Aunt has died – what happens when there is no will ? The starting point is always to double check that your Aunt has not left a will. You can check with Solicitors, banks, Companies like Certainty or contact will writers. If no will exists then…