A probate blog series by our private client team

Probate and inheritance - how to deal with the financial affairs of someone who has died

18 November 2019

Probate: the basics – what does probate actually mean?

We hear the word 'probate' bandied around a lot but what does it actually mean? And how do you 'get' probate?

James Ward

14 November 2019

Probate: What to do when someone dies

Death, as inevitable as it is, still leaves many of us totally unprepared for its effects. This blog looks at some of the practicalities that need to be dealt with as soon as possible when a family member or friend dies.

James Ward

8 November 2019

Probate: I am named as an executor in a Will – do I have to act?

The time following a bereavement is often extremely difficult for loved ones of the deceased. Importantly, being named as executor in a Will does not mean there is a legal obligation to undertake the role. We discuss the options.

Diva Shah

28 October 2019

Probate: Missing or unknown beneficiaries – what should executors do?

An executor’s legal duty is to distribute the estate according to the terms of the will. This sounds straightforward, but what happens if one of the beneficiaries is unknown or missing?

Diva Shah

22 October 2019

Probate: I’ve been appointed as an executor under a Will – what are the responsibilities?

If you've been named as executor in a Will there are various considerations to bear in mind. Acting as an executor can be complex and time-consuming as well as entailing significant responsibility. We look at the key responsibilities of executors.

Joseph Austin TEP

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