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Two of the most important roles in estate planning and administration are the executor and trustee. While their functions may seem similar at first, it is crucial to understand the differences between the two.
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When a loved one passes away, the administration of their estate can be a complex and overwhelming process. During the period of estate administration, beneficiaries often have questions regarding their rights, the estate assets, and the responsibilities of the executor, including what they must disclose.
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Choosing an ideal executor for your last will and testament is a crucial decision that requires careful consideration. In this guide, we explore the responsibilities of an executor and explain why some people opt to appoint a solicitor to carry out their final wishes.
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A huge part of an executor’s responsibilities involves the sale of property after a loved one has passed away. A lot of questions commonly arise regarding probate property matters: can the executor of a will sell property without all the beneficiaries approving first? How much say does the executor have over the estate?
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Figuring out whether you need probate after a loved one’s death can be complicated during an already stressful time. This is why it is important to understand the probate threshold and how to properly value an estate. Our expert probate solicitors explain everything you need to know in this short guide.
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When writing a will, creating a trust is a great way to ensure your dependents are cared for long after your death. Trusts and the role of trustees can be a little confusing, however, as there are many different types of trusts to suit different requirements. In this short guide, the experts at Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors explain the role of will trustees, the duties associated with the role, how you should choose a suitable trustee, and the restrictions that typically apply.
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Being named as an executor of a will carries a number of important responsibilities. Often, dealing with the responsibilities of estate administration can result in executors needing to spend money, and because their control over the estate is limited, they can end up out of pocket. Here, we explain what expenses an executor can claim back from the estate, and how to do so.
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Without the right advice, estate planning can be complicated. There are many legal pitfalls and complicated terms to understand, but it is crucial to get it right. Otherwise, your will may not be legally valid; you must be careful in order to ensure your loved ones receive what they are entitled to when you pass away.
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Dealing with Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be one of the most daunting parts of the probate process. The standard Inheritance Tax rate is high, meaning that IHT liability can cost your loved ones thousands of pounds after you die. However, with some careful planning, it is possible to reduce or completely avoid your IHT liability. In this brief guide, the experts at Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors detail how much Inheritance Tax is in the UK, and potential ways to minimise your bill.
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