What happens if you don’t register a will?
Approximately 6 in 10 adults currently living in the UK have not registered a will. This means that these people are leaving their entire estate, finances and assets to the ruling of UK intestacy law – which a person’s family has no control over.
Without a formal will, an unmarried partner does not have automatic entitlement to key aspects of the estate, a family home is liable to be sold and children may be unintentionally disinherited when the eventual ruling is announced. That’s why it always pays to think ahead and prepare for any long-term possibility well in advance. Consulting a specialist wills solicitor can save you and your family from the stresses of uncertainty in an already emotionally difficult time.
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When may I require a probate specialist?
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding an estate, we would strongly recommend appointing an experienced probate solicitor to manage your situation. A lawyer is particularly important when the deceased died without a will, there are complex agreements in place, the estate is valued over the £325,000 inheritance tax threshold, or there is a possibility that the estate is bankrupt (insolvent).
Our experienced wills and probate solicitors can provide the following services: