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Are Lay Executors Entitled to Financial Compensation?
The short answer is no – although being a lay executor can be very time consuming and involved, there is... View ArticleRead More
How can an Executor protect themselves against Claims from Unknown Creditors?
Executors can be held personally liable if a creditor comes to light long after an estate has been distributed but... View ArticleRead More
Should Parents Choose their Children as Executors?
Parents often choose their children to act as joint executors but this can be a recipe for disaster if they... View ArticleRead More
Can you keep Digital Accounts Secure but Provide Access to Executors after Death?
So many of us now maintain a personal presence on the internet through our emails, social networking sites, blogs... View ArticleRead More
Complications with Online Probate Applications for Executors
After months of testing the government have launched online probate applications in the hope of making it easier for lay... View ArticleRead More
Will a New Digital Probate Service Make Executors Even More Vulnerable to Claims?
Grant of probate gives an executor or administrator the right to deal with a deceased estate, allowing them to... View ArticleRead More
The Co-op Warns of Executor Vulnerabilty to Claims
The coop have recently hightlighted the issues surrounding executor liability. In an article earlier this year the legal arm of... View ArticleRead More
Financial Times highlights how New Probate Fee is the Personal Liability of the Executor
This week the Financial Times have examined the issues arising from the introduction of a brand new probate fee scheduled... View ArticleRead More
Can You Reduce the Inheritance Tax Headache for Beneficiaries?
While more of us now understand the importance of writing a will to prevent problems after our death there are... View ArticleRead More
Proposed Change in Government Probate Charges Will Create Potential Confusion for Executors
When the government announced the ‘Family Home Allowance’ in 2015 this was widely seen as good news for families whose main... View ArticleRead More
The Spectator Looks at the ‘Pitfalls’ of Executorship
This month Spectator journalist, Laura Whitcombe, examined some of the best ways to plan ahead financially. Amongst other things she... View ArticleRead More