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Probate articles

Who can start probate when someone dies?

When a person dies, their estate must be administered after their death. Someone must collect the assets, pay any debts, and distribute any inheritance to the beneficiaries. Many people assume that the ‘next of kin’ will administer probate, but this… Find out more

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Money Articles

Small claims: do you have a winning case?

Before you go to a small claim court you must resolve three issues: 1. Can you win your small claim case? 2. Can you collect on your judgment? 3. Can the small claim court hear your case? Can you win… Find out more

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Separation and divorce articles

10 things you must do after a divorce

From Lawpack’s Separation & DIY Divorce Kit After investing all your emotional (and financial) energies into a painful divorce for so long, life can feel very empty when it’s finally all over. Family lawyer Philippa Pearson gives her ten tips… Find out more

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Probate articles

What is probate?

‘Probate’ (or ‘confirmation’ in Scotland) is a term frequently used when someone talks about applying for the right to deal with the affairs of a person who has died. Probate is sometimes called ‘administering the estate’ as after someone has… Find out more

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Probate articles

DIY Probate: What to do if there isn’t a Will

When someone dies and they haven’t left a Will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’ and the estate is distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.  When this happens, the law sets out who should deal with their… Find out more

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Will News

Writing a will important for single parents

Single parents must write a will to ensure that a guardian is appointed for their children should the worst occur, it has been claimed. According to Richard Cook, regional chairman of the Society of Will Writers and senior writer at… Find out more

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Will articles

Property that doesn’t pass under a will

 An excerpt from Lawpack’s Last Will & Testament Kit. When you’re making a will you need to think about the property that you own. And how you own it. This is because, under current law, not all property can be… Find out more

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Money Articles

Who can be sued in a small claims court?

You can sue just about anyone using a small claims court. Always take care to consider who you name on your small claim summons. If you get the wrong party, then the small claim may be struck out and costs… Find out more

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Money Articles

8 ways to winning your small claim

In the small claims court, presentation can make a huge difference to you winning your small claims case. But, don’t worry about acting like a professional lawyer. The small claims court is for amateurs and the court won’t be expecting… Find out more

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Employment contract articles

How the Equality Act 2010 impacts employers

Earlier this month, the government made the commencement order which brought 90 per cent of the Equality Act 2010 into force. It included several new pieces of legislation designed to strengthen equality laws for the benefit of job seekers and… Find out more