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How Much Does It Cost To Contest a Will ?

The Costs of Contesting a Will As a law firm specialising in contested probate claims, we are frequently asked how much does it cost to contest a will ? There is no straightforward answer as every case is different. Sometimes cases settle relatively quickly whilst

Probate to close a Deceased account ?

Need help closing a bank account of a Deceased person ? Have you been asked by a bank for probate ? if so we can help. Probate is the process that is followed after someone has died in the UK. It ends with the probate

What is the average cost of probate ?

Probate Costs and Charges : Fixed Fee Service There are lots of horror stories on the Internet about the costs of probate, about banks charging high fees and solicitors hourly rates. Fortunately, not everyone is the same, and we are one of the few firms

Probate House Valuation

Valuing a property for probate As part of the probate process, the Executor or Administrator must complete an Inheritance Tax return in every case. This return will be either an IHT 205 or IHT 400. If the Deceased left a property then the date of

Heir Hunters Fees

Have you been contacted by an Heir Hunter and are unsure what to do ? if so this article explains the important points to know. Why have I been contacted ? The chances are that a distant relative may well have died and left no will.

Who Can Apply For Probate ?

The probate process Who can apply for probate depends upon whether the Deceased left a will, or not. If a will is left the person with the responsibility for applying for probate is called the Executor, while if the Deceased left no will ( known

How Long Does Probate Take ?

How long does probate usually take ? Perhaps the most commonly asked question is how long does probate ? the answer depends upon a number of factors., which include :- the value of the estate ? is there Inheritance Tax payable ? if so an

Is a will valid ?

As specialist probate solicitors, we regularly handle problem will cases, when there are issues with the way in which a will may have been signed. In all cases the will must comply with the Wills Act which states that a will MUST be signed, dated

Original Will is Lost : probate problems

Lost Original will : what to do To obtain a Grant of probate, the probate registry will insist upon the original will being submitted as part of the application. But what happens if the original will is lost ? can the copy will be admitted