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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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Where one of several executors diesSection 5 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that the office of executor is personal to...
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Hotchpot clauses in Wills can be very useful in equalising benefits between beneficiaries. They also have a place in respect of a partial intestacy....
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Revocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a...
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What a residuary gift comprisesThe residuary estate will not necessarily comprise only cash, but will usually include other assets that have not been...
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Appropriation is a process by which a personal representative or a trustee uses a specific asset in the estate or trust fund, to meet in full or in...
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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9th Nov
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What is intermeddling?An individual who performs certain duties which a personal representative (PR) would perform to administer a deceased’s estate...
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The disappearance of a person does not automatically enable others to take control of that person's affairs or their property ownership. That can...
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Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion...
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The response to this Q&A assumes that:•the testator and certain individuals agreed during the testator's lifetime that no claim under the Inheritance...
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29th Nov
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The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) permits a claim by a person who has cohabited with the deceased and...
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29th Nov
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Section 1(1)(d) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) states that an applicant within this category is not...
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29th Nov
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Where an application for reasonable financial provision is made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975)...
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29th Nov
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Full question: 'In a potential 1975 Inheritance Act claim, the deceased largely left his estate to his minor grandchildren omitting his wife from whom...
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29th Nov
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We refer you to Cohabitation contracts—overview, in particular the following Precedents:•Cohabitation agreements—client guide•Cohabitation contractSee...
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29th Nov
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Does a former spouse have standing to make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents)...
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29th Nov
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Since 1 April 1976, if a person dies domiciled in England and Wales and is survived by any of certain group of persons, any of those persons may apply...
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29th Nov

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