People often ask whether an estate will ‘go to Probate’, although many are unclear exactly what this means. A Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration if there is no Will) authorises the Executor to administer the estate by collecting in...
Somebody who benefits from a gift in a Will
Someone who makes a claim in Court proceedings.
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This Act enables a claimant to ask the Court to rearrange the terms of a Will or the rules of intestacy to make provision (or more provision) for them.
Where somebody dies without making a Will.
Negotiation of a dispute involving the parties and a neutral third party mediator
An umbrella term to cover executors and administrators.
Someone who makes a Will (male/female).
A legally binding document which sets out what is to happen to your affairs after you die.