Dealing with an Estate

How to avoid a probate dispute

How to avoid a probate dispute

What is a probate dispute? Contentious probate refers to a dispute about how a person’s estate is managed, and who it is passed onto, after they’ve died. Resolving a probate dispute can be a costly and emotionally exhausting process, but the good news is that there...

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DIY wills explained

DIY wills explained

Do I need a lawyer to write my will? Having a valid will in place is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your loved ones in the event of your death, but with the cost of living crisis continuing to squeeze household finances it may be tempting to...

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The pitfalls of DIY probate

The pitfalls of DIY probate

Probate: do I need a lawyer or can I do it myself? When somebody close to you dies, dealing with their affairs can be a challenging task. And if you have been left in charge of sorting out their property, money and possessions after they’ve passed away, the chances...

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Can I contest a will?

Can I contest a will?

Worried about a loved one’s will? If you’ve got concerns about how a loved one’s estate has been divided following their death, in certain circumstances you might be able to contest the will – a situation known as contentious probate. How can I contest a will? You...

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Meet the Team: Ros Davies

Meet the Team: Ros Davies

"Considering a career in law? Go for it!"Ros Davies - Private Client Practitioner Telephone: 01392 286772Email: ros.davies@cartridgeslaw.co.uk Name: Ros Davies Job title: Private Client Practitioner What does your job involve?Most days, you’ll find me preparing and...

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Who inherits if a loved one dies without a will?

Who inherits if a loved one dies without a will?

Who inherits if there is no will? It is estimated that as many as 30 million people across the UK do not have a will. Losing somebody close to you is a difficult enough time for anybody, but if that person dies without leaving a will, it can cause additional distress...

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What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax that sometimes has to be paid on a person's estate after they have died. Because talking about death is uncomfortable for many of us we don’t tend to dwell on it, but have you thought about what happens to your assets...

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Dealing with probate

Dealing with probate

Probate is the legal process that you have to go through before you can deal with a person’s assets after they die. It is possible to deal with probate yourself, and when a will is simple and the person dealing with it is confident with the probate process and various...

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Cartridges Law pledges support for Age UK Exeter

Cartridges Law pledges support for Age UK Exeter

Cartridges Law is pleased to announce that we will be supporting Age UK Exeter with a special fundraising initiative. We have been advocates of the charity over many years and see first-hand the vital work it does for older people. As with many organisations, Age UK...

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Your FAQs Answered: Wills and Probate

Your FAQs Answered: Wills and Probate

Can you write your own will? Why do I need a will anyway? And how do you apply for probate? Our specialist Wills and Probate lawyers answer all your questions. If you need help or advice about writing a will or dealing with probate, contact us for a free initial...

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Challenging or disputing a will

As a litigator of many years standing, I’m afraid meeting people who are distressed, worried or in pain is part of my job. After all, I’m supposed to be here to make things get better. It’s always particularly difficult when you meet someone who, on top of all...

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