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I WANT TO PROVIDE FOR MY PARTNER, BUT I’M WORRIED ABOUT THEM REMARRYING AND MY KIDS LOSING OUT

Many married couples make wills that leave everything to each other when they die. The biggest and most apparent advantage of this approach is that the remaining spouse gets everything and can do as they wish with the estate. The disadvantage, however, is that your spouse can then give away parts of that estate to [...]

2019-09-09T17:25:04+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Contested Will, Probate, Will writing|0 Comments

HOW PROBATE WORKS WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND THE WILL

At death, the affairs of the deceased should be wound up, their debts settled, and their remaining estate distributed to the beneficiaries. The entire process is referred to as ‘probate’, and it could differ depending on whether the deceased died with a will or without a will. In some instances, you may be sure that [...]

2019-09-09T16:57:41+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Contested Will, Probate, Will writing|0 Comments

Can having a Will avoid Probate?

The term ‘Probate’ can mean a number of things, but for the purposes of this article, I will take it to mean the process to apply for a Grant of Probate, the document required to deal with a deceased person’s assets. The quick and easy answer to whether having a Will can avoid the Probate [...]

2018-01-26T13:46:06+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments