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Estate planning for ex-pats

Differences in the law can make both estate planning very tricky for ex-pats and those charged with administering or executing their estates.

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Daughters given fairer share of their parents’ will

Should cultural norms and religious values affect who inherits what? A recent article on the abovethelaw.com website explored a case in British Columbia, Canada where four sisters challenged a will in which they had been left 1.7 percent of their parents’ estate, compared to their two brothers who received 93 percent between them.

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Compensation denied for estate where worker killed himself

The estate of an employee who killed himself is not entitled to workers’ compensation through the insurer, according to a recent article in the US-based Insurance Journal.

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How do I find out if something has been left to me in a will?

If someone you know has passed away and you have reason to believe they had left you something in their will, you may have concerns as to how you will find out what you have been bequeathed and how it will arrive in your possession.

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Epstein’s will could thwart accusers seeking damages

Jeffrey Epstein’s will could make it harder for his accusers to collect damages, according to an article in the Epoch Times.

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Changes to grants of probate and registry services

Changes are afoot in the way grants of probate work, HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced this week.

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Court rules in parent death sequence case

The High Court settled a dispute earlier this month relating to the question of which parent died first, as reported in the Law Gazette

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Finders International become CILEx industry partners.

Finders International, one of the largest professional probate genealogy firms in Europe, has been announced as an official industry partner of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). By becoming an industry partner, Finders International are a recognised service provider that offers approved products and services to the 20,000 members and stakeholders of CILEx on a daily basis.

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Olivia Takes on the Lost Hours Walk

16 people take their own life every day in the UK, according to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a charity that is dedicated to preventing male suicide by offering free and confidential telephone, email and online support for anyone who needs to talk; including families, friends and colleagues who have lost someone to suicide.

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Claiming Mis-sold PPI for a Deceased Relative – All you need to know.

When a loved one passes away, their nearest and dearest are often left dealing with numerous “loose-ends”, including the valuation of their estate, the distribution of assets and the settling of any outstanding debts.

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