Problems during the administration

Problems during the administration guidance:

The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on An executor named in a Will cannot be found and is thought to have died. What...

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C is the sole surviving executor, and B (deceased) the sole residuary beneficiary, of A. D and E are the executors and joint beneficiaries of B. What duties does C owe to...

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Can personal representatives who have obtained costs orders against a beneficiary claim a lien over the inheritance of that beneficiary who has since died leaving an...

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The following Private Client practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Probate

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—What options are available to a personal representative who is house-bound in terms of applying for probate and administering the estate?...

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

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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 the person dealing with an estate proceed where they have a copy of the Will but cannot find the original? What should be put in the oath on application for...

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If a professional executor fails and/or refuses to complete the administration of an estate, do the residuary beneficiaries have any liability as a result including but...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Insolvent estates and bankrupt beneficiaries

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Intermeddling in an estate

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Is a court fee payable for an application for an order for leave to prove a nuncupative Will or copy Will under rule 54(1) of the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987?...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Is it possible to draft a Will to say that the costs of locating a residuary...

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The following IP Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Issues to consider when you need to access a deceased person's inbox—Intellectual property...

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The following IP Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Issues to consider when you need to access to a deceased person's inbox—Probate...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Lost Will procedure

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

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Sources of help for solicitors

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on The deceased died with no known relatives

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Under what circumstances can an executor, prior to issue of the grant of probate, complete a contract for a purchase of land which the deceased entered into before they...

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The following Dispute Resolution Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What action can a creditor take against a non-cooperative executor to...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What are the executors options when a legatee’s surname is incorrect in a...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What can be done with a nil rate band discretionary trust in a Will that was...

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The following Private Client Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What is the liability of beneficiaries and/or executors who falsely claim to a...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What is the procedure for paying a legacy into court where a legatee has not...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on What is the procedure for proving a missing or lost Will?...

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What should a personal representative do where beneficiaries will not cooperate with requests to provide information and documentation about the deceased’s estate?...

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