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Posts tagged “Wills and Probate”

Many people don’t consider themselves as needing a Will. However, Lancaster Solicitors explain that having a Will in place is important for everyone. Whether you consider yourself to have a large estate or a small asset pot, your Lancaster Solicitors can draft your Will, tailored to your circumstances, all for a fixed fee. 
When a person passes away, if they have left a Will, their estate will most likely need a Grant of Probate obtaining. Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal, can help the executors of the Will (the people name in the Will as being ‘in charge’ of the deceased’s estate) to apply and obtain a Grant of Probate
When buying a property in joint names, your solicitors in Preston Lancashire will require confirmation as to how you wish to hold the property. This is for entry within the Transfer Deed (TR1), which effectively transfers the ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer. This Deed is submitted to the Land Registry for entry within the Register, it is, therefore, important that this is correct before signature and submission. 
Many parents of minors who suffer from a lack of mental capacity often forget that the automatic rights given to them by way of Parental Rights protections, including all financial and medical decisions, are diminished somewhat when their child reaches adulthood, often leading to a minefield of confusion, worry, and lack of knowing where to turn. 
In figures released in November 2017 the Family-aimed legal group, Resolution, stated that the numbers of people in the UK co-habiting had doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to over 3.3 million in 2017; a number which has surely risen since that date. Resolution also surveyed a group of 2,000 individuals, which showed results of a huge misunderstanding of the law and their rights as co-habiting couples. For example, one common misconception, was the principle of 'Common-Law Marriage'. (For their full results see their article here). 
 
'Common-Law Marriage' is a legal principle which exists in only a small amount of jurisdictions, whereby co-habiting couples are granted rights under the law if they are effectively married i.e. they are arranging their affairs as a married couple would and they are married for all intents and purposes, expect without the legally binding document or religious service.  
At MG Legal, Solicitors in Longridge, Solicitors in Lancaster and Solicitors in Preston, we understand how overwhelming in can be to approach a Solicitors firm. Even for something which can be portrayed as minor by some solicitors, for example making a Will, at MG Legal we aim to make every client feel as comfortable as possible. 
When someone contacts us after their loved one has passed away, the first question we are normally asked is ‘What is Probate?’. It’s a term that is thrown around by all manners of people – Lancaster Solicitors, Funeral directors, Banks, Mortgage Companies – the list goes on and on. But, what is Probate and why do you need it? 
 
MG Legal’s Lancaster Solicitors are specialists in Probate matters, and have put together some answers to the top questions they are asked. 
The process of drafting a Will can be a daunting process: there can be so many unanswered questions. At MG Legal our expert team are on-hand to provide you with the advice that you need before you 'sign on the dotted line'. With over 30 years' combined experience, our Wills department can advise you on the implications of your Will and can make sure that you're covered for a breadth of scenarios. To help you along the way, we have asked our expert team to answer some of the most commonly asked questions. Read our team's advice below. 
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