Paging the legal experts

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. A friend of mine (seriously) is the sole beneficiary of his Father's will.
    The executors are a firm of solicitors who ,we're led to believe ,will
    charge a lot of money to execute a simple,straightforward will. When the
    time comes can my friend execute the will himself or would it be better if
    the will could not be found so his Father died intestate?
    TIA
     
    Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005
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  2. Fly on the Wall

    Greybeard Guest

    Had this zact same problem when my Dad died.
    He used a 'will writing service' where a very nice young lady came to his
    gaff and sat down and chatted with him. A good will in all respects apart
    from the fact that the executor could not use any other legal service to
    execute the will other than the company who wrote it. To change that
    inclusion meant that I had to contest the will, and that became an even
    bigger nightmare.
    So I did all the legal stuff myself.
    Saved the high %age commission that the will writing were going to charge.
    Do it himself, it's actually quite easy.

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    Greybeard

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
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    Greybeard, Nov 20, 2005
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    Cab Guest

    Y'know, I don't know why we don't get rid of all other NG's on the
    interwebthingy and just keep ukrm.
     
    Cab, Nov 20, 2005
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  4. if he dies intestate then his fathers brothers sisters ,and other relatives
    may well have a claim to the estate , this would give rise to far more legal
    bills with the ensuing battle

    if the will is simple then you are looking at a bill of around £1000, 1500 .

    if your friend deliberately hides the will then he is likely to spend some
    time behind bars for fraud and possibly lose any claim to the estate .
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  5. the person or company named as the executor must be approached first if
    they chose not to do it then others can
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  6. There are no other relatives. He is trying to avoid the £1000 bill. The poor
    chap suffers from dementia and is not lucid enough to rewrite the existing
    will. Can I stress that this is not an attempt to swindle anyone only to
    avoid the big bill.
     
    Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005
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  7. How big is the estate
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  8. How big is the estate

    A small flat and a few quid in the bank. Today about 90K
     
    Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005
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  9. First question - let the experts do it. Amateurs meddling with wills can
    cause problems which will be more expensive than the experts' fees.

    Second question - don't take the piss.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 20, 2005
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  10. "> Second question - don't take the piss.
    ?
     
    Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005
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  11. Fly on the Wall

    wessie Guest

    Fly on the Wall emerged from their own little world to say
    I hope the old boy has made an Enduring Power of Attorney, sometimes called
    a living will. This is more important for someone with dementia than a will
    IMV.

    My mother has Alzheimers. She made an EPA about 5 years ago when the
    symptoms were only memory related. Her cognition is affected quite badly
    now. As she is "only 76" and has no life threatening ailments she could
    live for many more years. There may come a time when she will need a
    constant chaperone. The EPA allows me or my sister full access to mum's
    assets. We could even sell/mortgage her home to finance more suitable
    accommodation or care.
     
    wessie, Nov 20, 2005
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  12. Fly on the Wall

    Pip Guest

    Third point - learn to fucking post decently (1) before you choose to
    ask advice of newsgroups, fuckhead.

    <aside to Bear>

    See what I mean about cunts with non-existent email addies?


    1. Don't assume that other fuckhead Steve Robinson is a good example.
     
    Pip, Nov 20, 2005
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  13. that will cost about £1000.00 thats roughly the same value as my father in
    laws estate

    i did it myself but he named the motherin law executor but she was to
    confused to do it so asked me..

    does your dad understand anything or has his mind completly gone , he
    wouldnt need to make a will just ad a caveet
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  14. Some twat kicked your cradle again .
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  15. sound advise
     
    Steve Robinson, Nov 20, 2005
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  16. Fly on the Wall

    Greybeard Guest

    'ang on a mo!
    I might be wrong here, but the OP didn't make any mention of dementia, or
    anything else of the ilk.
    Just that he would like to consider executing the will himself.
    In that case, it's very simple...
    Or,
    Have I read it wrong??

    --
    Greybeard

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
    Trumpet Trophy 1200 -91, for rainy days

    [email protected][dot]co[dot]uk
     
    Greybeard, Nov 20, 2005
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  17. Meaning don't say you can't find the will.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 20, 2005
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  18. Fly on the Wall

    Pip Guest

    Here, have your missing "?"
     
    Pip, Nov 20, 2005
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  19. "Pip" <>

    Pip
    If you've nothing sensible to contribute then kindly get your toys out and
    play eleswhere.
     
    Fly on the Wall, Nov 20, 2005
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  20. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Fly on the Wall

    LOL!

    You stupid ****.

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    public toilet with the lid closed.

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 20, 2005
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