Unusual reasons to make a Will

Unusual reasons to make a Will

Most of us know that it is important to make a Will to ensure that our estate is passed on to those we want to inherit in the most efficient way possible. The most common reasons cited for the importance of making a Will include: Ensuring you provide for your loved...
How to renounce probate and why you might want to

How to renounce probate and why you might want to

If you have been named as an executor in someone’s Will, you can choose not to take up the position if you don’t feel able. We look at how to renounce probate, the reasons why this might be the right choice for you and how the estate will be administered if you do not...
Cohabitee Inheritance Act claims

Cohabitee Inheritance Act claims

If you have been living with someone but were not married to them, you could find yourself in a difficult situation if they die without leaving a Will. We look at how cohabitees are protected and what you might be able to claim from your partner’s estate. For couples...
Avoiding delays in probate

Avoiding delays in probate

If a Grant of Probate is needed after a death, you must obtain this before you can start collecting in and selling the estate assets. For example, you will not be able to sell a property until you have the grant. We take a look at how to avoid delays in securing...
What is reasonable financial provision in an Inheritance Act claim?

What is reasonable financial provision in an Inheritance Act claim?

If you have been left out of a Will, you may be able to make a claim for reasonable financial provision from the deceased’s estate. We look at who can claim and how much they might receive. It can be distressing to find that you have not been provided for from the...
What is lack of knowledge and approval of a Will?

What is lack of knowledge and approval of a Will?

When someone makes a Will, they need to understand the contents of the document and give their approval. If this is not the case, then after their death it may be possible to challenge the Will and ask the courts to declare it invalid. In signing a Will, it is crucial...