Tag Archives: Rosie Wright

Proposed rise in Probate Fees

The Government is proposing a huge hike in the fees that you pay to obtain a Grant of Probate, the document necessary to allow you to administer the estate of a deceased person. Currently there is a flat fee of … Continue reading

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Will Aid Scheme Results: Another strong year for Will Aid at Franklins

We are delighted to have been able to support Will Aid once again. Will Aid is the UK’s leading Charity Will writing scheme. The charity rightfully reinforces the need for everyone to have a professionally drawn-up will by offering people across … Continue reading

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Funding care and supporting people to live independently

There has been much discussion over recent years over the funding of care in the future, and the much anticipated Care Act 2014 came into force on the 1st April 2015, although the cap on care costs will not be implemented … Continue reading

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Dispute over a Deceased’s estate | Williams’ family agonise over possessions

It was so sad to hear recently that Robin Williams’ widow and children have gone to court in a dispute over the distribution of his estate. Following his death in August 2014 Susan (Robin William’s widow) has accused his children … Continue reading

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Change to Intestacy Rules | More Provision for Surviving Spouse or Partner

As of 1st October 2014, changes to the Intestacy rules came into force. This follows the enactment of the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014, the principle behind the previous rules have stood since 1925. What has changed? The new … Continue reading

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