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Must I Consider my Beneficiary's Circumstances When Making A Will?

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It is safe to say that when we consider including a beneficiary in our Will, we do so with the intention of wanting that person to benefit in some way from our estate when we have died. However, it is extremely important to consider the personal...

What Is Probate

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The word probate is used to describe the process involved in dealing with the administration of a person’s estate when they have died. Probate can also be used to describe the legal document giving authority to the person or persons to...

What are my Duties as an Executor?

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Often, when a person dies, the responsibility of administering the deceased's estate falls to a named person (or persons) know as the Executor(s). The task ahead for the Executor(s) can be daunting and, whilst in the midst of grieving for the loss...

Can I Gift to Charity on My Death?

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Charities rely heavily on donations from supporters. Many supporters choose to benefit a particular Charity by making donations in their lifetime. You can also benefit a Charity on your death by including a gift in your Will. What is a Charity? ...

Does an Executor named in a Will have to act?

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The role of an Executor is to take on the legal responsibility to deal with the administration of the estate of the deceased. This is a wide-reaching role with several legal duties and responsibilities to fulfil, which can continue beyond the administration...

How do I establish the value of a deceased's Estate?

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Calculating the value of a deceased’s estate can seem daunting. Where do you start? What do you need to include? And what tax might be due to HMRC? At a time when you will be grief-stricken the added burden of dealing with the Probate for the...