There are few areas of complex law which individuals feel they can tackle themselves, but for some reason, Wills and probate are frequently assumed to be areas for which no [...]Read more Are The Risks Of DIY Probate Outweighed By The Benefits?
The decisions and plans you make now will have a huge impact on your later life. Getting them right is essential. An SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) accredited lawyer is an [...]Read more 10 reasons to use an SFE accredited lawyer
A recent article by The Law Society Gazette highlighted the major delays currently faced by those applying for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration. It is [...]Read more Major delays in obtaining Grant of Probate… but there is always a silver lining!
New guidance from HM Courts and Tribunals Service has been issued today, confirming that the probate fee increase will not be introduced on 1st April 2019. The new fees will [...]Read more Probate Fee Hike: There’s Still Time!
Currently, anyone applying for Probate will pay a flat rate of £155 (if using a solicitor). The impending Probate fee increase from April 2019 will mean that Estates worth [...]Read more Probate fee hike: act sooner rather than later
This is a question that we often get asked at Solomons Solicitors. If you have a Will, surely you don’t have to go through the whole process of applying for Probate? [...]Read more Do you have to go through Probate if you have a Will?
It’s not uncommon for the whole process of administering an estate to take up to 12 months or even more. Whilst a Grant of Probate can be obtained relatively quickly, this is [...]Read more How long does it take for Probate to be granted in the UK?
A Deed of Variation (DOV) is a document that allows a will (or indeed the rules of intestacy) to be formally varied for a period of up to two years following the date of death [...]Read more The benefits of the Deed of Variation