Author Archives for Chantal Haddon

Executors Need to be Balanced and Fair to Protect Against Claims

August 28, 2019 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A recent case (Griffin v Higgs & Ors 2018) , where executors were ordered to pay costs of over £1million, as... View Article


Can Executors Claim Expenses Against an Estate?

June 24, 2019 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you become the executor of an estate, you take on an unpaid and time-consuming role with considerable responsibilities attached.... View Article


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Changes in Probate Charges Present a New Issue for Executors

April 4, 2019 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An executor is responsible for any outgoings connected with a deceased estate, including probate fees; these have for many years... View Article


Executors Can Be Held Responsible For Unpaid Debts Connected to a Deceased Estate

March 7, 2019 1:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two simple steps to protect you from claims – Executors and Administrators can be held personally responsible for unpaid debts... View Article


Online Probate Service Now Launched Across England & Wales

January 23, 2019 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The courts service is confident that their new online probate applications system will enable most executors, dealing with simple estates,... View Article


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