How Do You Remove an Executor From a Will?

How Do You Remove an Executor From a Will?

If you have inherited a legacy, whether it is a part share in a house or a cash gift, you are reliant on the executors of an estate to sort out Probate , gather in the assets and then distribute the assets in accordance with the deceased’s Will.   The Executor of a...
Can I Give Away My Inheritance?

Can I Give Away My Inheritance?

It may seem a very odd thing to do but, in some personal and financial circumstances, the decision to give away an inheritance is the right thing to do.   Most people assume that if they have the good fortune to inherit something under a loved one’s Will or...
What is a Lifetime Gift UK?

What is a Lifetime Gift UK?

Lifetime gifting is on the rise. That is not surprising, as nowadays children need a financial helping hand to get them on the property ladder. However, when parents give cash to their children they often do not know the UK rules on ‘’what is a lifetime gift’’. As...
How Much Does it Cost to Make a Will?

How Much Does it Cost to Make a Will?

Most solicitors who prepare Wills or sort out Probate of an estate are a bit wary of talking about how much it costs to make a Will or administer a Probate. At Evolve Family Law, the ethos of the firm and solicitors is to be upfront about fees and to publish them in...
Can you do probate without a solicitor?

Can you do probate without a solicitor?

The short answer is yes, you can. Whether you would really want to do it, if you knew what was involved, is a completely different matter. Thinking that you can do probate is a bit like a solicitor thinking that they can do their tax return without any input from an...
Probate and inheritance

Probate and inheritance

As a specialist private client solicitor, advising families on Wills and estate planning, I am comfortable talking about death and the need to plan for it. I know that many families don’t feel able to talk about Wills or what might happen when a loved one dies. That...