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Timescales in Probate

When can I apply for Probate or Letters of Administration? You can apply for Probate or Letters of Administration at any time - there is no cut-off point. Some people prefer to begin probate as soon as possible; others are not ready to begin dealing with a loved one’s estate for several months...

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Probate

What to do after someone dies

A close family member has recently died and dealing with Probate work meant I knew what was needed and was able to provide a list for my family of the steps we needed to take. It has also made me realise that there is useful information that should be made available.  In addition, it means talking ...

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Wills

What are the risks of dying without a will?

If a person dies having made a valid will, this will determine who inherits their estate. If a person dies without a will, they have died ‘intestate’ or, if the will doesn’t cover all of their assets, ‘partially intestate’. In this situation, the intestacy rules will apply to determine...

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New Zealand Law

Resealing a UK Grant of Probate in New Zealand

If a person from England or Wales (or any commonwealth country) dies owning assets located in New Zealand, whether it is property, land, money in a New Zealand bank account or shares in a New Zealand company, the person entitled to deal with their estate (the executor or administrator) is required...

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