Saving money with a deed of variation

Saving money with a deed of variation

After someone’s death, their beneficiaries have the option to change the way in which the estate is distributed. This is done by executing a Deed of Variation. When somebody dies, their affairs are wound up by their personal representative, either an executor, if they...
How to keep your Will safe

How to keep your Will safe

It is just as important to store your Will safely as it is to make it. If a Will is lost then your estate could pass in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy, which means your loved ones could miss out on their inheritance. When someone dies, their personal...
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...