Valuing an intestate estate

Valuing an intestate estate

When someone dies without leaving a Will, their estate is distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy (the Rules). The Rules state that the first £270,000 in the estate passes to any spouse or civil partner of the deceased. For this reason, it is important to...
What is a deputyship order?

What is a deputyship order?

When someone becomes unable to manage their own affairs and they have not put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, a relative or other representative can apply for a deputyship order allowing them to act on the person’s behalf. The application is made to the Court of...