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I’m an executor – how long do I have to settle an estate?

Dealing with the estate of a loved one can be a time-consuming and daunting experience. There are certain aspects, such as registering the death, which have set time limits, however, the full estate administration process will be different for each case. In general, it can take anywhere from six months to 18 months to wind up an estate. In this blog, we will cover some of the complexities within an estate that can cause delays.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Confirmation in Scotland

When someone dies, the person who is responsible for administering their estate will often need to apply for ‘Confirmation’ before the deceased’s money and other property can be engathered and distributed. This blog post will cover everything you need to know about applying for Confirmation:

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What are an Executor's duties?

At Wilson & Fish, our expert executry lawyers regularly assist clients in carrying out their executry duties. We understand that acting as an executor can be a daunting prospect – at our firm, you can be assured that we will provide clear, detailed, and tailored advice.

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Common Failings of an Executor

There are a number of common failings that executors can fall into which lead to disputes and complicate the process. Problems can arise because not everyone fully understands exactly what they are taking on. In this blog, we have listed three common failings you should be aware of before accepting the appointment of executor.

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The Difference Between Probate and Estate Administration

Despite both Probate and Estate Administration being associated with handling an individual’s estate after they’ve died, both are defined differently and often misunderstood.

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Three Surprising Hazards of Being an Executor

Being named in someone’s will as the executor is a great honour. However, it is important to know that you are not required to accept the appointment. Before you accept, here are some of the potential hazards an executor should bear in mind.

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Executor Liable for Inheritance Tax

Acting as an executor for an estate carries a great deal of responsibility and therefore it is important to be aware of all the potential complications that can arise.

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Inheritance Tax Hits a Record High

Following a record £5.2 billion raised in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the 2017-18 financial year, the SNP have now called for the reform of IHT, claiming that there are ‘loopholes’ in the current UK system.

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Too Many Adults are Still Without a Will

New research has highlighted that many British adults are at risk of not having their final wishes respected after their death as they have no Will in place.

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Retirees Urged to Register a Power of Attorney

Retirees are being urged to ensure they have a Power of Attorney (PoA) in place before they take advantage of recent pension freedoms to manage their retirement savings themselves.

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06 February 2019
Dealing with the estate of a loved one can be a time-consuming and daunting experience. There are certain aspects, such as registering the death, which have set time limits, however, the full estate a...
21 December 2018
When someone dies, the person who is responsible for administering their estate will often need to apply for ‘Confirmation’ before the deceased’s money and other property can be engathered and distrib...

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