News and articles – Probate and Administration of Estates
Powers of attorney are a useful means of ensuring that your affairs are properly managed if you lose the ability to do so yourself.
The financial consequences of divorce can continue even beyond the grave. In one striking illustration of the point, a racehorse trainer’s ex-wife was awarded an additional six-figure sum from his estate four years after his death.
This is a question that has been on many people's minds since the announcement last week of the Court of Appeal decision concerning Mrs Jackson's attempt to cut her only daughter, Heather Ilott, out of her will.
Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014 many of us have been lulled into a false sense of security that we will no longer be responsible for paying for our own care once we have incurred care fees of £72,000. But the real question on everybody’s minds is ‘what is the catch?’
The widow of a property magnate, who was left assets worth £15.4 million in his will, has won the right to argue that the inheritance was insufficient.