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This part of the site provides legal information and documents relating to dealing with a person's property and financial affairs after their death, including obtaining probate (or, in Scotland, confirmation), managing the deceased's estate and inheritance tax implications.

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Probate

Once probate has been granted, the executors or administrators of the estate can begin the process of distributing assets. This document can be used as part of this process by creating a receipt to be… Read more
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If you owned a share of joint property with another person who has passed away leaving you their share of the property in addition to your own, you can use this deed of variation to give this inherited… Read more
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This document should be used to redirect a gift (or part of a gift) that has been left to you under a Will to one or more people. Please note that once this deed of variation has been signed, it cannot be… Read more
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This document can be used to vary a gift left to you via intestacy, that is the process where an estate is distributed when the deceased has not left a Will. This deed will allow you to give a gift you… Read more
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When a person dies leaving behind an estate, which can include a house or a flat, as well as money, shares and personal possessions, it is usually necessary to apply to the Probate Registry to obtain a… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or administrator(s) must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, as part of this process, this… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When applying for a grant of probate, the executor(s) named in a Will or the administrators must determine the value of the deceased's estate at the time of his/her death and, in this process, you can use… Read more
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When someone dies without a Will, his/her estate needs to be administered (that is the process of paying any debts, collecting assets and distributing them to those who are legally entitled). To… Read more
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If you have been appointed an executor in a Will, and you do not want to act in this role, you can use this document to refuse your appointment. People often find, particularly after the death of a… Read more
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