Almost immediately on death the paperwork starts. Probate – called confirmation in Scotland – oversees and allows the legal distribution of the estate.
Legal & Financial planning
Intestacy: dying without a Will
If you die without a Will, the State decides who gets what If you don’t have a Will, your Estate (property, money, belongings) will be shared out according to the ‘rules of intestacy’. In the UK, the first cut goes to your partner then the rest would be divided up between partner and children or […]
Tax advice after bereavement
Tax Help for Older People have produced a new guide that offers tax advice after bereavement. It aims to help steer a course through these choppy waters.
Power of Attorney – why bother?
Power of Attorney “It can make a big difference to the wellbeing of people and their families,” our friends at Good Life Good Death Good Grief vouch. If you become unable to make decisions and don’t have a Power of Attorney, someone close to you would have to apply to court for an Intervention Order or […]