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What happens when someone dies without a Will?

When someone dies without making a Will (or their Will is invalid), their estate is dealt with under the rules of intestacy. This means that their estate is not always given to their person of choice and will be distributed in accordance with an order set by the intestacy rules.

Why use a Family Law Solicitor when someone dies?

The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful events that can happen in your life. Administering a deceased’s estate can sometimes be quite complex especially with the constantly changing inheritance tax and probate laws. There are a number of practical and technical matters which have to be dealt with to ensure the deceased’s estate is administered correctly.

Do we need to wait 2 years before getting divorced?

We often meet with clients who are under the impression that they have to wait for 2 years to pass before they can get divorced. Clients also regularly believe that by waiting this 2 year period the divorce process itself will be quicker and cheaper. This is simply not correct and is often not the most sensible way for clients to proceed.

What to expect from your free initial consultation with Watson Thomas

At your initial free consultation with Watson Thomas Solicitors, we aim to answer your questions and give you a clear understanding of your options available to you depending on your circumstances. We understand that arranging your initial consultation is a big step in a very difficult time of your life, so we aim to try and reassure you and give you the knowledge you need to deal with the situation that you are facing.

What should I expect when I go to Court?

If you have a Court date looming as part of your Divorce or Children application, then it can seem to be a daunting prospect. If you are wondering what to wear, how to act or what will happen, we have set out some answers to commonly asked questions to prepare you for your Court Hearing.