Posted 03 Apr, 2017 | By Chris Page

Is the probate fee rise the ‘new inheritance tax’?

Today we are thinking about changes to probate fees and the rise of a new inheritance tax. When someone dies and leaves a will, an executor is usually appointed in the will to deal with the deceased person’s estate – their money, property and possessions. Before they’re able to do this however, the executor has to apply for a ‘grant of probate’. This means they are legally allowed to distribute assets from the estate as outlined in the will. Without…

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