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Probate articles

How to value the assets of an estate for probate

When someone dies, the executors have a duty to identify the assets of the estate and assess their value at the date of death (i.e. the market value had they been sold that day). To help you with the probate… Find out more

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Separation and divorce articles

What to do if your spouse ignores the divorce Petition

To begin a divorce you need to draft a divorce Petition which sets out the reasons why you want to get divorced. It’s a good idea to send a draft copy of this document to your spouse before you serve… Find out more

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Probate articles

How to renounce your role as executor

If you have been appointed as executor in a Will and you don’t want to do it, then you are not obliged to do so. You can abandon your right to act by signing a form of ‘renunciation’ at the… Find out more

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Landlord and tenant articles

When and how to serve a Section 8 Notice

Section 8 notices are eviction notices used by landlords in England & Wales when they want to evict tenants who are in rent arrears. Find out more on when they should be used and how they are served. What is… Find out more

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Separation and divorce articles

7 steps to filing for divorce in England & Wales

 An excerpt from Lawpack’s Separation & DIY Divorce Kit. Getting a divorce in England & Wales isn’t a complicated procedure. Read our seven simple steps to how you can apply for divorce through the courts. 1. Find your marriage certificate… Find out more

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Landlord and tenant articles

When and how to serve a Section 21 Notice

Section 21 notices are eviction notices used by landlords in England & Wales when they want to evict tenants at the end of the fixed term. Find out more on when they should be used and how they are served.… Find out more

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Probate articles

My father left a Will. Do I need to do probate?

Most estates do need to go through probate: It’s not a question of whether the deceased left a Will, but whether or not the assets dealt with by the Will are the sort of assets that require a Grant of… Find out more

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Will articles

What are an executor’s duties?

When someone dies, many people assume that their ‘next of kin’ will sort out their affairs (called in legal jargon ‘administering the estate’), but this isn’t often the case. When someone has made a Will and appointed executors in their… Find out more

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How to cancel a Lasting Power of Attorney

How to cancel a Lasting Power of Attorney In power of attorney terms, the person who grants (and can cancel) the power of attorney is referred to as the ‘Donor’ and the person (or persons) who acts on their behalf… Find out more

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Property tax articles

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