Don’t costs come out of the estate?

It is commonly believed that the costs of estate disputes come out of the estate, but this is not always the case. Legal costs are complex, to say the least, but one thing for sure is that there are no guarantees that costs will be paid out of the estate. Often estate...

WHEN CAN I GET MY INHERITANCE?

Beneficiary rights in relation to deceased estates are limited primarily to what is known as the “due execution of the estate”. This means, basically, that a beneficiary has to stand back and let the legal representatives of the estate get on with its administration,...

BLENDED FAMILY ESTATE PLANNING

Sometimes, there are few answers to the problems of blended family estate planning. Sometimes, the answers are not attractive, or easy. It is often difficult to discuss, too, because of the many sensitivities that arise. Faced with the reality, many people give up...

SHOULD THERE BE A WILL READING?

The answer is simple: If you are expecting that the solicitor who holds a will, must conduct a reading of the will to interested family members, the answer is “no”. Will readings are events that occur in movies or books, but not in real life. It may be that, back in...