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When is a Will not a Will?

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It may sound like a silly question.  We all know a Will when we see one.  They’re usually of fairly standard appearance – headed Last Will and Testament and signed by the will-maker and two witnesses. But all may not be as it seems. A case in point is the home-made Will of Kylie Smith […]

Claiming an executor’s commission

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Being an executor or an administrator isn’t easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and time. Often it is a thankless task! So can you be compensated for your time and effort?

How to choose a good Probate lawyer

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Lawyers have had a lot of bad press over the years – much of it probably well-deserved. However, times are changing. The best modern law firms are highly focussed on providing the optimal client experience and solving their clients’ problems, generally at fixed prices.

Executors: How to stay sane

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Being an executor can be a stressful, time-consuming and sometimes difficult job. And it’s probably on top of your day-job, family and other pressures too. Consider these tips and keep your sanity.

Executors are not Superheros. It’s okay to ask for help.

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Many executors manage the estate on an entirely unpaid (voluntary) basis. They deserve a medal. However, the time-consuming and sometimes difficult work of managing and estate can take its toll – we see many an exhausted executor.

There is a better way! Being an executor doesn’t mean you (personally) have to do everything.