Distribution of the estate

Distribution of the estate guidance:

A property, a specific legacy, has been sold on the instructions of the legatee at a significant gain. Would the executors be responsible for accounting to HMRC for the...

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An estate has insufficient cash to pay B's pecuniary legacy. Can A, the executor and residuary beneficiary, use their own funds in order to pay B's legacy as an...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on An intestate had a bank account in Spain. Does this form part of the...

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Are there any rules a personal representative must follow to satisfy themselves as to the identity of a beneficiary particularly if an adult child is illegitimate?...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Ascertainment of residue

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Assent of assets by personal representative

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Beneficiaries' rights and remedies

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Can a deed of variation under section 142 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (IHTA 1984) be entered into after a distribution from a trust under IHTA 1984, s 144 has been...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a GP doctor accept gifts under the Will of a patient?...

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The following Property Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can making a will have the effect of severing a joint tenancy?

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can monies paid out to a beneficiary under an estate be recovered in the...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Do the expenses incurred as a result of a specific gift fall to the specific...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Do you have any information about value elements and charging for...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Estate accounts

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How should executors check whether an overseas beneficiary is bankrupt? What protection is there for executors when distributing assets to overseas beneficiaries who are...

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How should shares in a private limited company be apportioned where the Will provides for equal division between three beneficiaries, but the shares cannot be split three...

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If a testator leaves a specific gift in his Will of all moneys in a named ISA to beneficiary, but prior to their death made a lifetime gift of approximately the same...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on If a testator passes their residuary estate, comprising residential let...

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If a Will contains a legacy of real property ‘free of transfer costs’, how are the costs and expenses relating to the upkeep of the property during the administration...

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If personal chattels are left in a Will to trustees to distribute in accordance with a written memorandum, how should the items be distributed of no memorandum is found...

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