Wills & Probate Resources

What is a statutory will and when are they necessary?

If someone lacks the mental capacity to make their own financial or welfare decisions, it is likely they lack the ability to make a will. This is where a statutory may be necessary.

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How to witness a will during lockdown

COVID-19 has forced many to rethink the way they validly witness a will.

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How to apply to become a deputy for a person with dementia

If someone with dementia becomes too ill to make informed decisions, you can take on the role of decision-maker by becoming their deputy.

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How long after a death should I begin probate?

Our probate experts list all of the deadlines you should consider when applying for probate.

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Nearly half of homeowners lack a valid will

A new report into homeowners and estate planning has found that almost half of homeowners do not have a valid will in place.

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The Ten Key Tasks for an Executor

Before you agree to becoming an one, find out more about some of the key duties an executor is expected to carry out after a death.

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Six assets that are often forgotten about in a will

Many people believe they have accounted for everything they own in their will, only to find that sometimes some assets slip through the net.

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What are the consequences of dying without a will?

Research shows that two in three UK residents do not have a valid will. What would happen if they were to die without one?

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How equity release is impacting later-life planning

People in later life are unlocking the value of their property and turning it into a lump sum, but how does equity release affect the inheritance of your family?

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Will Writing for New Parents

Here is our advice for parents on planning for the future once they have children.

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