Author Archives for Chantal Haddon

Santander Fined £32.8 million for Holding Money from Bereaved Accounts

December 20, 2018 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A chaotic probate and bereavement service at Santander bank, left beneficiaries out of pocket as the bank failed to distribute... View Article


What is the Executor’s Year?

June 4, 2018 9:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Organising the distribution of an estate and dealing with probate is not a quick process even with very straightforward wills... View Article


Are Lay Executors Entitled to Financial Compensation?

March 28, 2018 12:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer is no – although being a lay executor can be very time consuming and involved, there is... View Article


How can an Executor protect themselves against Claims from Unknown Creditors?

February 8, 2018 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Executors can be held personally liable if a creditor comes to light long after an estate has been distributed but... View Article


Should Parents Choose their Children as Executors?

February 1, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Parents often choose their children to act as joint executors but this can be a recipe for disaster if they... View Article


Can you keep Digital Accounts Secure but Provide Access to Executors after Death?

January 13, 2018 11:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  So many of us now maintain a personal presence on the internet through our emails, social networking sites, blogs... View Article


Complications with Online Probate Applications for Executors

October 11, 2017 3:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After months of testing the government have launched online probate applications in the hope of making it easier for lay... View Article


Will a New Digital Probate Service Make Executors Even More Vulnerable to Claims?

July 19, 2017 1:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Grant of probate gives an executor or administrator the right to deal with a deceased estate, allowing them to... View Article


Help Your Family and Write a Will;[ Eel

Help Your Family by Writing a Will

July 5, 2017 3:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So many of us put this job off but it is important to write a legally binding will that details... View Article


The Co-op Warns of Executor Vulnerabilty to Claims

June 14, 2017 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The coop have recently hightlighted the issues surrounding executor liability. In an article earlier this year the legal arm of... View Article