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Why Make a Will?   It is estimated that only 4 in 10 people in the United Kingdom have a Will. Midwinters Partner, Mark Lynham (mark.lynham@midwinters.co.uk ), explains the risk of not making a Will:     Making a Will...
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When a person dies, whatever they leave behind has to be administered. However, whether or not their loved ones need Probate depends on the particular circumstances and each estate is different. Midwinters Partner, Mark Lynham (mark.lynham@midwinters.co.uk), explains further:   There...
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What do I need to think about when making a Lasting Power of Attorney? When making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you need to make a number of decisions to ensure that the LPA is right for you. Midwinters...
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Do I need a Solicitor to obtain Probate? Any Executor named in someone’s Will has to decide whether they need professional help or whether they feel comfortable administering the estate without such help. Midwinters Partner, Mark Lynham (mark.lynham@midwinters.co.uk ), explains...
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The Government Increases the Statutory Legacy If you die without leaving a valid Will, you are deemed to have died “intestate” and the distribution of your estate is determined by the Rules of Intestacy. In such circumstances, if you die...
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What are the risks of being an Executor? Being named as an Executor in someone’s Will involves significant responsibility and is not a role to be taken lightly. Midwinters Partner, Mark Lynham (mark.lynham@midwinters.co.uk ), explains more:   If you are...
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Midwinters Family department have teamed up with Settify, a company that provides a secure online platform into which you can input information relevant to your case, prior to meeting with us. The purpose is to help minimise your worries, by...
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If you have decided to separate, you will need to give consideration to your financial position. It may be that you own property with your spouse, have savings, pensions or debts that all need to be dealt with. You may...
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I have a Grant of Probate – what do I do now? The issuing of the Grant of Probate by the Probate Registry is a critical step in the administration of any estate but there is still much more work...
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What is Probate? Probate is an important process and places considerable responsibility on the Executor to get it right. Midwinters Partner, Mark Lynham (mark.lynham@midwinters.co.uk ), explains more: Probate is the name given to the process by which the estate of...
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