Grant of Probate Delays Continue

Increased Grant applications cause delays Delays to Grant of Probate applications in England and Wales continue. A recent STEP article reports that 23,572 applications were received by HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in January 2022. This is an increase of 5,297 (29%) on the 18,275 applications received in December 2021 for probate. The article […]

Managing property upon death

Who deals with property when someone dies? The responsibility of dealing with the deceased’s property falls to the Executor (when there’s a Will) or the Administrator (when there’s no Will). This means that if anything happens to the property after the owner dies, they are responsible for resolving the issue. Before dealing with the property, […]

Managing property upon death

Who deals with property when someone dies? The responsibility of dealing with the deceased’s property falls to the Executor (when there’s a Will) or the Administrator (when there’s no Will). This means that if anything happens to the property after the owner dies, they are responsible for resolving the issue. Before dealing with the property, […]

Missing Beneficiaries UK

What happens when an heir can’t be found? During estate administration, having to locate missing beneficiaries can cause additional stress. A beneficiary may be missing for several reasons, including: • Family estrangement – the family may have lost contact with an heir• An invalid Will – issues with the Will can lead to doubts about […]

Missing Beneficiaries UK

What happens when an heir can’t be found? During estate administration, having to locate missing beneficiaries can cause additional stress. A beneficiary may be missing for several reasons, including: • Family estrangement – the family may have lost contact with an heir• An invalid Will – issues with the Will can lead to doubts about […]

Arranging And Paying For A Funeral

What you need to know about funeral planning Arranging a funeral is a task that needs to be completed upon a loved one’s death, but it can make an already difficult time even more stressful. Some of the initial points of consideration include: whether the person will be buried or cremated; where and when the […]

Arranging And Paying For A Funeral

What you need to know about funeral planning Arranging a funeral is a task that needs to be completed upon a loved one’s death, but it can make an already difficult time even more stressful. Some of the initial points of consideration include: whether the person will be buried or cremated; where and when the […]

What happens to property when someone dies?

What happens to property when someone dies? One question that we frequently get asked is “What happens to a property when someone dies?”. Following a bereavement, there are a number of tasks that need to be considered and ensuring that a property is dealt with correctly is one of the many responsibilities involved in estate administration. […]

What happens to property when someone dies?

What happens to property when someone dies? One question that we frequently get asked is “What happens to a property when someone dies?”. Following a bereavement, there are a number of tasks that need to be considered and ensuring that a property is dealt with correctly is one of the many responsibilities involved in estate administration. […]