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
The most common reason for an inadvertent overpayment of inheritance tax is either an overvaluation of assets at the date of death or a subsequent drop in the value of assets [...]Read more Can you claim back overpaid inheritance tax?
We are pleased to confirm that Alexandra Livesey has been awarded the Solicitors for the Elderly Older Client Care in Practice award. Alex joins Paul Solomons and Gillian [...]Read more Solicitors for the Elderly – Update
As members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) , Solomons Solicitors fully concur with the following SFE statement today: “We are delighted to hear the proposed probate fees [...]Read more Probate Fees plan dropped until at least after the General Election
What is Probate? The term probate simply means the process of handling someone’s estate once they pass away. An estate is defined at your home, savings, investments and any [...]Read more What is probate and what do I need to know?