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What is a Grant of Representation?

on 01-May-2024 11:20:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
A Grant of Representation is a legal document issued in the United Kingdom that gives the person named on it the authority to administer the estate and other assets of a deceased person. In simple terms, it is a document that proves that the person handling the deceased's assets has the legal right to do so.
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What are the duties of an Executor of a Will?

on 25-Apr-2024 15:30:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
In the UK, the Executor of a Willis responsible for managing the estate of a deceased person, paying any debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets according to the terms of the Will. The specific duties of an Executor may include:
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What happens to my debt when I die?

on 29-Feb-2024 11:07:39 By | Nigel Merchant |
The period after the death of a loved one is a difficult time; and many people prefer to avoid thinking about it in advance. There are many challenges to consider; not only the emotional difficulties, but also the administrative duties that will need to be dealt with. An example of this is when the deceased has outstanding debts upon their death. Matters such as these become even more difficult to handle when the debt is unexpected and no provisions for its repayment have been made. It is a commonly held assumption by many people that debts are written off upon the death of the borrower; however, in general, this is not true.
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What is the probate process?

on 17-Jan-2024 11:30:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
When a loved one passes away, there are many tasks that must be completed before their estate can be distributed to the beneficiaries. One of those tasks may be applying for probate; probate is not always needed, but if it’s required, it can be a confusing process that involves a lot of time and effort. This blog aims to simplify probate and explain what it is, when it’s required, and the application process.
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What is a Grant de Bonis Non?

on 22-Nov-2023 15:09:10 By | Vicki Keepen |
It is already a difficult time when a loved one passes away and their estate is being administered. However, this challenging period can be made even more difficult when the Executor or Administrator (collectively known as Personal Representatives) of the deceased’s estate also passes away during the administration process. When a chain of representation is unable to be used to allow for the administration of the estate to continue, a new application to the Probate Registry will need to be made for a Grant de Bonis Non Administratis (less formally known as a Grant de Bonis Non).
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How difficult is it to do probate yourself?

on 01-Oct-2023 22:00:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
Probate is the process of obtaining a Grant of Probate, which is the legal document that an Executor may have to obtain in order to administer the estate of someone who has passed away. Many people choose to instruct a professional to apply for probate on their behalf, as it involves complicated processes, a lot of paperwork, and legal knowledge.
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Can probate fees be paid from the estate?

on 01-Oct-2023 22:00:00 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When dealing with the death of a loved one, many Executors find themselves worrying about the costs of administering the estate and how fees can be paid. Acting as an Executor or Administrator is not a paid role, and it’s common to feel concerned that it may leave you out of pocket. In this blog, we’ll cover what probate is and whether probate (and other fees) can be paid out of the estate.
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What is an excepted estate?

on 28-Sep-2023 09:04:41 By | Nigel Merchant |
Probate refers to the process of applying for a Grant of Probate(when there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (when there is no Will), which are legal documents that the person dealing with the estate may be required to obtain. If required, the Grant of Representation (the umbrella term for both documents) gives this individual the legal right to proceed with estate administration, which is the entire process of dealing with the assets and liabilities of someone who has died and then distributing their estate to the beneficiaries.
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When is probate required? An overview of UK financial institution thresholds

on 31-Aug-2023 09:24:00 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When someone passes away, probate may be required before their assets can be dealt with. This blog discusses what probate is, when it's required, and the probate thresholds of some UK financial institutions.
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