Category Archive: Probate

Probate Fixed Fee Costs

Fixed Fee Probate We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. That’s why Tayntons offer a fixed fee package to you the same quality service at a guaranteed fixed price without any hidden extras. Our fees are based upon the time we spend carrying out all the…

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Probate Costs

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets We put your unique interests at the heart of all we do and can guide you through every step of what can be a complicated and intimidating process. Our fees are based upon the time we spend carrying out all the work this is required to administer…

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Enduring Powers of Attorney – Why it is so important for an Attorney to keep records and document all decisions.

An application was made to the Court of Protection for retrospective approval of gifts and payments for voluntary care by the attorney under an enduring Power of Attorney. The incapacitated person at the time of the application was 95 years old and suffering from advanced dementia and was living in a residential home. The applicant…

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Breaking News: Probate fee increases to be scrapped

The controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped as there is not enough time to implement the legislation before the upcoming General Election. The fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May 2017 although an exact date…

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Lawyer Janine Guthrie returns to her Gloucester roots

Lawyer Janine Guthrie has returned to her Gloucestershire roots after working with a top Legal 100 law firm in London. Janine says she is delighted to have joined Gloucester law firm Tayntons as a Chartered Legal Executive and is now living in Hucclecote where she grew up. After attending Ribston Hall High School for Girls,…

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Applying for Grant of Probate

If a loved one has died, whoever is named as the Executor or Executors in their Will may need to apply for a Grant of Probate in order to be able to administer the deceased’s estate. Tayntons’ probate solicitors and lawyers, based in Gloucester, can help you apply for Grant of Probate if you have…

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Intestacy & Letters of Administration

If a loved one has passed away without leaving a valid Will, their estate will be divided according to the standard rules of intestacy. You (or another close relative of the deceased) will need to apply to the probate registry for a grant of letters of administration to get control of the estate so you…

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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Power of attorney There are times when you may require someone to act on your behalf. It is here that you would legally appoint someone to manage your affairs. This does not mean that you will no longer have control over your affairs, your affairs will remain yours, but it does mean you can request…

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Residential home and nursing care fees

Residential home and nursing care fees Over the past few years the funding of home, residential and nursing care has become a contentious issue. For many, it is unclear as to what the guidelines are for such care, despite the government creating national guidelines. One of the main issues is around what constitutes as home…

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Estate and Inheritance tax planning

When planning what will happen to your estate after you are gone, it is important to make sure you do everything you can to protect your loved ones’ inheritance. With the current rate of inheritance tax being 40% on assets over £325,000, there is the potential for this to significantly reduce what you are able…

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