Wills Lawyers Blogs

Blogs on wills and making a will, published by wills and probate lawyers and law firms.

Contesting A Will In The UK: What Do You Need To Know?

by Tim Bishop November 28, 2013 Wills

When you make a will, you are deciding what will happen to your assets once you’ve died, but it isn’t always as clear cut as that. In certain situations, UK wills can be challenged or ‘contested’ [contesting a will is also known, especially amongst lawyers, as “contentious probate”]. Here’s a brief guide on who can […]

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7 Essential Principles for a Stellar Career in Trusts and Estates

by Lauren Ray October 28, 2013 Estate Agency

When I was in law school, I knew that I was going to be a trusts and estates attorney.    I had been working for a trusts and estates attorney for a few years prior to going to law school so I knew that this was my destiny.   The reaction I got at school and in […]

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7 Secrets Nursing Homes Don’t Want You to Know

by JBryantLaw October 25, 2013 Blawg

Secret #1: Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores) are avoidable! Secret #2: Nursing home employees may falsify medical records to cover up neglect. Secret #3: Government agencies do not have enough staff or funding to adequately police nursing homes. Secret #4: After a nursing home injury or death, it is important to seek immediate legal consultation. Secret #5: You can find a […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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4 Valid Reasons to Contest a Will

by edralyn September 7, 2013 Family Law

It’s not uncommon for a family member’s last will and testament to go challenged in court, but it’s very uncommon for the challenge to be successful. Often, unhappy heirs or disinherited children will threaten to contest, but once they do even the quickest internet search and realize that the odds are stacked against them, they […]

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The Law Society’s new quality standard for wills and estate administration

by McHale Co Solicitors August 28, 2013 Wills

In early July the Law Society launched its first recognised quality standard for wills and estate administration. The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) will open for applications from firms on 31 October 2013.  It is aimed at SRA-regulated practices that offer will drafting, probate and estate administration services. The new standard will give firms […]

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Most Common Problems with Inheritance Claims

by Helen_Wallis August 7, 2013 Wills

Losing some-one close to you is never easy and dealing with the aftermath of their death can be a tough task even when you have professional help. Unfortunately, bereavement can often lead to disagreements among the family or difficulties in dealing with the estate. We run through some of the most common problems which are encountered when […]

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Inheritance in the absence of a will in Spain

by David Lorenzo July 30, 2013 Law

INHERITANCE IN THE ABSENCE OF A WILL IN SPAIN In Spain, when there is no will, the Civil Code determines the principles to respond the question, who inherits? Applying to the various possible situations:  If the deceased was unmarried and had no children, the parents inherit. If there are no parents, the siblings; if there are […]

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Dealing with Probate – What you need to know

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 11, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller We understand that some people are nervous of approaching Solicitors if they need help with Probate as there are concerns of the costs.  However, not everyone charges in the same way. We have several pricing options, which helps families to get the help they need, but gives them the flexibility to choose […]

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Solicitors in Norwich warn residents over door-to-door solicitors

by GordonDean July 11, 2013 Law

It has recently been brought to attention that there has been a great rise in door-to-door solicitors in the UK. This is worrying as there have been multiple cases of individuals paying a significantly larger amount than what they should be paying as fraudsters and unregulated salesmen take advantage of the innocent. Norwich Solicitors Gordon […]

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