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Intestacy rules

Understand the steps you’ll need to take when someone has died without a will, or ‘intestate’. What is intestacy? When someone dies without a will, their estate is divided up according to standard rules, known as intestacy law. As set out in the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act, the rules determine who inherits what based on family connections. The rules don’t take […]

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Intestacy rules

Understand the steps you’ll need to take when someone has died without a will, or ‘intestate’. What is intestacy? When someone dies without a will, their estate is divided up according to standard rules, known as intestacy law. As set out in the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act, the rules determine who inherits what based on family connections. The rules don’t take […]

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Will writing for new parents

Find out why it’s important to write a will when you have young children. And explore your options, including will solicitors and online will writing services Why do parents need a will? Making a will might be the last thing on your mind as you adapt to your busy new life as a parent, but it’s […]

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Reasons for making a will

Making a will can help protect your loved ones after you die, and ensure your estate is dealt with in the way you choose. We explain the top reasons you need to make a will. What is a will? A will is a legal document you create that sets out instructions for who will inherit your estate and […]

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What to put in your will

Find out what you should include when writing your will, including bequests and legacies, guardians for your children and legal requirements. What can you leave in your will? Within your will, you can explain who should inherit your assets after you die, name a guardian for your children, leave instructions for your funeral and set up […]

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How to make a will

Find out how to write a will, how much it will cost and where you can store it How do I make a will? A will can be made on any sheet of paper and follow any format, provided it is signed by you and witnessed as required by the law. But an invalid will, […]

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Intestacy rules

Understand the steps you’ll need to take when someone has died without a will, or ‘intestate’. What is intestacy? When someone dies without a will, their estate is divided up according to standard rules, known as intestacy law. As set out in the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act, the rules determine who inherits what based on family connections. The rules don’t take […]

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Probate solicitors

Find out about probate solicitors’ fees and what a professional will do if you pay for them to carry out the probate process Do I need a probate solicitor? If you’re the executor of a will, you’ll need to decide whether to pay a professional to carry out the probate process or whether to do it […]

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DIY probate: how to administer an estate

Understand the key steps you’ll need to take if you decide to carry out the probate process yourself How does probate work? Being named as the executor of someone’s will may seem daunting. But if you’re not dealing with a complex estate, you may be able to save money by settling the process yourself. Handling probate as an executor […]

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Grant of probate

How to get a grant of probate, plus the fees you’ll pay and the information you’ll need to complete a probate application What is a grant of probate? A grant of probate confirms the authority of executor to administer the estate of someone who has died, which includes tidying up their affairs and distributing their assets […]

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