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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.

 

Consider The Risks Before Giving Your Home Away

There may be many reasons for wanting to give your home away so firstly you should seek legal advice in order to understand what your options are.

Why Appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were unable to make decisions for yourself in terms of your finances and your health?

Do you have assets in your name whether in your sole name or jointly that someone may have to access to pay for your care?

Perhaps you are physically unable to get out and about and need someone to do your banking for you?

The Benefits of a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to choose who looks after you if you cannot look after yourself. It’s a document that should hopefully stay in a drawer and never have to be used.