Rules of Intestacy 2014

Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 and its impact on intestacy law In most of the cases we undertake, the scope of our research is determined by fairly old legislation pertaining to the inheritance of estates: The Administration of Estates Act 1925 and the Intestates’ Estates Act 1952. Changes in twentieth century society were later […]

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Probate documentation, replacement marriage, birth and death certificates

The conclusion of the presentation from January and February: We now need to consider why you should use an experienced firm and not rely on amateur or part-time genealogists. Since genealogy has taken off on television, and birth, marriage and death records have been computerised, there has been a steady increase in amateurs ‘having a […]

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February 2015

Continuation of Mark’s presentation from last month… A solution where the genealogists’ fees may be an issue for the administrator is to work on a contingency basis, where any unknown beneficiaries that are traced agree a percentage fee with the genealogist. We were instructed on this basis to find heirs to an estate worth about […]

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