The High Court has ruled that Sally Challen, a mother of two, who killed her abusive husband after suffering years of emotional abuse, can inherit his estate.
The Government has confirmed that applications for grants of probate have fallen by 50 per cent since lockdown began, with remote working causing delays in the system.
An inheritance dispute heard at the High Court has resulted in the awarding of a share of the estate to two brothers.
The Government has indicated that it is considering reforms to probate legislation to accommodate the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak but has cautioned against any move to suspend the requirement for two independent witnesses, owing to the fraud risk.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC has announced changed to the inheritance tax (IHT) process to ensure minimal disruption because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new Coronavirus Act represents significant changes for those who require care, whether in a residential home or in their own home.
The current coronavirus outbreak is an obvious concern for many, and the unfortunate reality of the situation is that some of those people who will die as a result of the virus will not have made a Will.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful document, allowing the appointed attorney to access the donor’s bank accounts, investments, and pensions or other income. The attorney can even sell the donor’s house and furnishings. The choice of who
The Government has committed to refunding court fees, including those paid for civil proceedings and for the Court of Protection, after discovering that applicants had been overcharged or incorrectly charged.
Nearly half of homeowners in the UK do not have a valid Will, a major study has revealed.