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Wills & probate

Could your will be contested after your death?

Could your will be contested after your death?

More people are challenging wills, even though costs can exceed £75,000. We explain why a will can be disputed and how to make your will secure.

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‘Plusnet hadn’t a clue’: how to make registering a death with companies less stressful

‘Plusnet hadn’t a clue’: how to make registering a death with companies less stressful

Closing someone's broadband, utility and mobile accounts after they've died can be stressful, but there are ways to make the process run more smoothly.

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Funeral directors still not being clear about their prices

Funeral directors still not being clear about their prices

Funeral directors must be more transparent about pricing to prevent vulnerable customers paying inflated prices.

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Making a will: four dos and three don’ts

Making a will: four dos and three don’ts

Which? sets out what to do – and what not to do – to ensure your will makes the process of administering an estate easier for your executors.

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How to track down a will when a loved one passes away suddenly

How to track down a will when a loved one passes away suddenly

Which? explains what to do if you can't find the will, after our research found most people are unaware of one of the quickest methods for locating one.

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Banks failing bereaved families as coronavirus hits services

Banks failing bereaved families as coronavirus hits services

Grieving relatives face an uphill battle trying to close the bank accounts of deceased customers, Which? research has found.

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Will-writing soars in lockdown: have you got your affairs in order?

Will-writing soars in lockdown: have you got your affairs in order?

During the pandemic, many people have been putting their affairs in order - but new research shows the majority still don't have a will.

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Shopping around for legal advice could save you more than £2,000

Shopping around for legal advice could save you more than £2,000

The price of legal services such as conveyancing, getting a grant of probate, making a will and divorce varies across England and Wales. Here's how to save.

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Revealed: the banks that now allow online Power of Attorney registrations

Revealed: the banks that now allow online Power of Attorney registrations

Find out which banks now accept online Power of Attorney registrations due to the coronavirus outbreak, and how to navigate other restrictions still in place

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Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

With Lasting Power of Attorney applications likely to increase with the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, here's how to avoid your LPA being rejected or not working.

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