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What is a Statutory Will?

A Statutory Will is made on behalf of someone who has been deemed unable to create or update a Will themselves because they lack mental capacity. The Will is made and approved by the Court of Protection which is given the authority to do so based on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In order to […]

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Considering an Online Will? Think Again!

Writing a Will is essential to ensure that your assets are divided as you desire and your last wishes are carried out as planned. If you don’t have a Will but have considered writing one, you may have thought of doing it yourself using one of the many online tools and templates. However, there are […]


What You Need to Know as a Beneficiary of a Will

Losing a loved one is a very emotional event.  If they have named you as a beneficiary in their Will, in addition to dealing with your grief, you may have questions about what happens next. The uncertainty can be nerve-wracking, especially if your loved one supported you financially or your home is part of the […]

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Why Use a Solicitor for Probate?

Probate refers to the legal process of administering the affairs of someone who has died. The Executor is the person responsible for completing the probate process.  It has onerous responsibilities because of the duties involved. Which brings us to our topic – why should you use a solicitor to help with the probate process? Even […]

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What should you Know About The Two Types Of Lasting Power Of Attorney

When you consider your long-term plan for yourself, you should think about who will make decisions for you if you become mentally or physically incapacitated.  You require two types of Lasting Power Of Attorney, one that covers property and financial affairs and the other that covers health and welfare.  When setting up a Lasting Power […]


What are the Stages of Probate in the UK?

There’s no arguing that the loss of a loved one is an immensely difficult thing for anyone to experience – suddenly the family is left with the vital task of managing the affairs of the deceased, processing their grief, and continuing with their everyday lives. In light of all this, we feel that everyone can […]

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Elizabeth Middleton Solicitors – Providing for Pets on Your Will

There can be no denying the important role that pets play in the average household in the United Kingdom – indeed since the start of the pandemic, the percentage of pet owners in the UK increased from 45% to 59%. Whether they are regarded as simple animals, beloved companions, or even a fully fledged member […]

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Debunking The Biggest Myths About Writing A Will

Death isn’t something most people want to think about or have to plan for, but having a Will is an important preparation to protect finances and provide for loved ones after death. Even if most people think they are too young to write a Will, or that they have no assets to leave behind, there […]


How Long Does it Take to apply for a Grant of Probate in England and Wales?

It is a difficult time when a loved one passes and figuring out the process afterwards when it comes to what to do about their Will, estate, assets, debts, or inheritance tax if it is payable can add to the stress.  A grant of probate is a document that proves you are the appointed Executor […]

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