What is the Tell Us Once service?

What is the Tell Us Once service? After you’ve told family and friends about a close one’s death, you’ll also need to tell the many government departments out there that someone’s died. This might seem like a huge task –  dying doesn’t just mean dealing with leftover tax but also cancelling a driving license or […]

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How does marriage and divorce affect your Will?

How does marriage and divorce affect your Will? Wills shouldn’t have to be hard for those who have a more complicated family setup. Usually, divorcing couples will separate for some time before getting a divorce, and many divorced partners will still want each other to be acknowledged after one partner dies. All of this may […]

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Do I need a lawyer when dealing with Probate?

Do I need a lawyer when dealing with Probate? You don’t need a lawyer to get a Will through the Probate process, but it might help if the Estate you’re dealing with is a particularly complex one. Here we look at the rules around kicking off the legal process to start administering a Will, and […]

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What is an excepted estate?

What is an excepted estate? An excepted estate is where no inheritance tax needs to be paid. When starting the probate process and dealing with a Will, you’ll need to figure out exactly how much the estate is worth in total. After that, you can work out whether you’re dealing with an excepted estate. Here’s […]

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