Rocket Lawyer’s legal guide to probate

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When a loved one dies we all have a mixture of emotions and thoughts and, probably, the last thing we want to think about is dealing with all their belongings. But it is important to understand the process in dealing with a deceased’s estate. The legal process for dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away is called ‘Probate’. Continue reading

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Is your heir hunting operation maximising the estate value?

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Genealogists review the Bona Vacantia list daily, to check the latest intestate estates which have been published in the UK.  But how many of those estates might have hidden assets trapped within them? Are you ensuring that you are following the best practice procedures and searching for assets which belong to the estate?

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What is an asset search designed to search during probate?

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Asset searching was engineered as an innovative technique to modernise estate administration and to assemble the assets which are owed to a deceased estate during probate. We have spoken in the past about why deceased individuals may have lost assets in their accounts, but there has been some confusion over the type of assets which are investigated during a search. Continue reading

How will the modernisation of estate administration aid probate solicitors?

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In a technologically developing world, the modernisation of traditional working methods will help to increase the success and capacities of 21st century businesses. By innovating outdated techniques, industries will be able to boost productivity and concentrate their efforts on other fronts. The probate industry is already reaping the benefits of the latest asset searching strategies.

For decades, probate has been a time consuming and manually driven process which has been unable to profit from advances in technology.

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5 reasons why you should update your will.

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Many people breathe a sigh of relief after writing their will. Deciding where the contents of your estate should be distributed can be stressful, but it’s vital to have a will in place so that your wishes are carried out accordingly. By failing to make a will, you are in danger of dying ‘intestate,’ meaning the people you wish to benefit from your estate could end up empty handed.

Over half the UK population have not prepared a will.

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Not all solicitors are the same.

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Solicitor.info will be re-launching in 2018 to give consumers a simpler and fresher way to finding and approving legal professionals in their area by using client reviews and data.

The UK’s number one solicitor comparison site, which was founded in 2007, is soon to reach 3 million hits and averages 60k page-views/month. It also won an award for one of the 10 best info sites in 2011.

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When there’s a will, there’s a way.

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Thousands of adults pass away each year without writing a will. In fact, Kings Court Trust estimate that two-thirds of the British public haven’t written one yet. The absence of a will can make things complicated during probate. Without a will in place, it can be possible for unclaimed assets to avoid detection by administrators, resulting in them being missed from the estate administration.

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