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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which allows another person to make decisions for you in respect of your finances and/or your health when you are unable to make such decisions.

Are Probate Fees increasing?

In November 2018, the Government announced that probate fees would be paid as a sliding scale which will depend on the value of the estate. The Government were planning to implement the change from 1st April 2019 however it appears the changes still need to be approved by Parliament and no date has been set for this to happen.

I have been disinherited. What are my rights?

The 1975 Act

The Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 allows certain categories of people to make a claim against the deceased estate if they have not been adequately provided for under the deceased Will or in accordance with the rules of intestacy (when there is no Will).

Are Probate Fees increasing?

In November 2018, the Government announced that probate fees would be paid as a sliding scale which will depend on the value of the estate. The Government were planning to implement the change from 1st April 2019 however it appears the changes still need to be approved by Parliament and no date has been set for this to happen.

Why use a Family Law Solicitor when someone dies?

The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful events that can happen in your life. Administering a deceased’s estate can sometimes be quite complex especially with the constantly changing inheritance tax and probate laws. There are a number of practical and technical matters which have to be dealt with to ensure the deceased’s estate is administered correctly.