The death of a relative is always a difficult emotional time for the surviving family members and friends, but if the deceased died without having made a valid Last Will and Testament, additional stresses can be placed upon the family and friends when it’s time to deal with the disbursal of the deceased’s estate. Probate claims management firm Going Legal explains what UK law has to say.
Setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney is in our view as important as making a Will. It enables trusted family or friends to step in if a person is not able to manage their affairs for some reason. Many are put off by beliefs that they’ll instantly lose control if they set up Powers of Attorney or that it’s something that’s not worth doing.
Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how to take legal action should you need to escalate your complaint.
In this article we look at the role a trustee plays in administering a trust, what an executor of a will should do following the death of its author and the type of legal responsibilities that both these appointments share.
When it comes to organising finances, whether for yourself or a parent, the idea of trusts can be both confusing and daunting. Yet trusts can be an important element of future-proofing assets for generations to come. In this article, we look at what trusts are, how they’re used and how to manage them.
There are many reasons why people might be unhappy about the contents of a will, from concern about undue influence to surprise at who’s received what. For anyone who wants to contest a will after the fact, it’s a complicated process. We explain why and how.
Peter Ewart, Senior Partner at Persell Ewart & Co. Financial Management, explains the situation and shares his advice for protecting your parents, and indeed yourself, from the scrutiny of such inspections.
When it comes to preparing a Will or organising probate a lot of us don’t know much about what’s involved. We asked Arrangingafuneral.co.uk , the UK’s number one comprehensive funeral guide, for advice on how to navigate these waters in the event of a parent’s passing.