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.

Can I change the terms of a Will?

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If you have been appointed the as executor of a Will, you are bound to carry out the wishes of the deceased in accordance with the terms of their Will and according to law. Some of the terms of the Will may be impossible to complete, for example if a beneficiary has died or cannot be found, […]

What are the duties of an executor?

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What are the duties of an executor? Acting as the executor or administrator of a deceased estate is very serious duty. There are many important steps you will need to take to properly complete the administration of the estate. The duties of an executor or administrator include: Locate the original Will – if the deceased left a […]

Do I need a probate lawyer?

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If the estate is straightforward, and you have time, you can probably carry out most of the necessary work yourself. If the estate is complex, you should always seek advice from a probate lawyer.