The death of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone, and the process of handling their estate may seem overwhelming at first. That’s why we’ve given an overview of how the process of probate works, from start to finish.
The number of people enquiring about creating a Will has increased by 70 per cent since the UK began lockdown measures because of the coronavirus pandemic in March, according to research by the deVere Group.
The Government has indicated that it is considering reforms to probate legislation to accommodate the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak but has cautioned against any move to suspend the requirement for two independent witnesses, owing to the fraud risk.
There has been an increase in the number of people enquiring about making a Will since the UK’s Stay at Home measures were announced last month, limiting the circumstances in which any of us can leave our homes.