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How to choose a good Probate lawyer

Lawyers have had a lot of bad press over the years – much of it probably well-deserved. However, times are changing. The best modern law firms are highly focussed on providing the optimal client experience and solving their clients’ problems, generally at fixed prices.

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Executors: How to stay sane

Being an executor can be a stressful, time-consuming and sometimes difficult job. And it’s probably on top of your day-job, family and other pressures too. Consider these tips and keep your sanity.

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Executors are not Superheros. It’s okay to ask for help.

Many executors manage the estate on an entirely unpaid (voluntary) basis. They deserve a medal. However, the time-consuming and sometimes difficult work of managing and estate can take its toll – we see many an exhausted executor.

There is a better way! Being an executor doesn’t mean you (personally) have to do everything.

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Do I need a probate lawyer?

If the estate is straightforward, and you have time, you can probably carry out most of the necessary work yourself. If the estate is complex, you should always seek advice from a probate lawyer.

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Our plain-English guide How to manage a deceased estate has practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.