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Wills & probate

Power of Attorney registration delays of up to 20 weeks could leave families in legal limbo

Power of Attorney registration delays of up to 20 weeks could leave families in legal limbo

The Office of the Public Guardian says registration times are now at 20 weeks, up from 10 weeks, and will not return to normal for the 'next couple of months'.

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Six benefits of getting a Power of Attorney

Six benefits of getting a Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney registrations dropped by a quarter in 2020-21 - here's why you should consider putting yours put in place today.

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Eight things to consider when leaving a gift to charity in your will

Eight things to consider when leaving a gift to charity in your will

Leaving a donation to charity in your will is not as straightforward as it might seem. Which? explains what you need to be mindful of.

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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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