Posts tagged “Executors”

Exploring your family history is an increasingly popular hobby in the UK. 
 
You can search for your ancestors on many different databases online from the comfort of your own home. 
 
Many people are fascinated by their family’s origins. You might find you’re descended from an historic figure or a rogue, but it’s quite exciting to know more. You might even find connections in other parts of the world. 
Just like a tree growing in a forest your family tree has important roots in the past for inheritance purposes.
The probate process takes a long time after you've laid flowers on a loved one's gravestone.
Concerns continue about probate application delays. The government says it has put measures in place to speed up the probate process
 
Despite the government’s target to complete probate applications within 16 weeks, delays mean it can still take up to a year. 
When you lose a close friend or family member you must deal with your grief and many practical issues too. 
 
If you’re an executor for your loved one’s estate this is a very challenging time. Although it’s a necessary administrative process it’s sometimes confusing and stressful. 
As this couple standing in a graveyard know bereavement is difficult.
Using a smartphone and digital account is common but leaves little evidence of your assets when you die
Moving to online banking and turning off paper statements is convenient and popular. However, it’s easy to forget that this means there’s very little to tell your loved ones where your assets are when you die. 
 
If they don’t have access to your digital devices and account details they might never find what you have left behind. 
While most people in the UK believe their affairs are simple, their requirements are often quite complicated when it comes to their Will. 
 
According to recently published research online Will writing services often fail to consider things that can significantly affect the details of your Will such as marital status, children, assets, business and property ownership, overseas property investments and disinheritance. 
creating your Will on your laptop is easy but it might not be valid.
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