How Much Money Before Probate Is Required ?

The UK’s Trusted Probate Specialists If you are handling the estate of a relative or family friend, a frequestly asked question is how much money is required before probate will be required ? Lets start with what probate means. Probate is simply the legal term given to the process that is followed after someone has…

How Much Does It Cost To Remove An Executor

If you are a beneficiary under a will, there is nothing more frustrating than an Executor failing to undertake their task in administering an estate. Typically, we find that the most common grounds for frustration and disappointment are :- delay in administering an estate simply failing to disclose a copy of the will at an…

Can A Beneficiary Witness A Will?

Given the current pandemic sadly many people are thinking of making a will, with this there are lots of questions about the validity of wills, in particular who can be a witness ? The starting point is the Law. The rules relating to the formal requirements of wills are contained in the Wills Act 1837,…

Can An Executor Contest A Will ?

The Executor is the person appointed to administer the estate under the terms of a will, but what happens if the executor is unhappy with the will ? Often when wills are contested the estate administration is often put on hold until the dispute is resolved. If you are an executor and are unhappy with…

Resealing Singapore Probate In The UK

An increasing number of people leave assets in lots of different countries, so what is the process to release those assets in the UK, if the Deceased was permanently living in a country outside the UK ? The starting point is which Country did the Deceased live ? The UK has a Colonial Probates Act.…

How To Prove Undue Influence In A Will

How to Prove Undue Influence In A will To dispute a will you must have a legal basis. Typical examples include issues relating to :- the capacity of the deceased, the validity of the will itself, or claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, when a will fails to leave adequate provision. However the most common…