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A Practitioner's Guide to Probate and the Administration of Estates 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780854902361
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780854901067
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £69.00



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The fourth edition of A Practitioner’s Guide to Probate and the Administration of Estates is a practical and comprehensive guide to all forms of non-contentious probate applications, completion of Inheritance Tax Accounts and the administration of estates.

The book is packed with hints and tips and an accompanying CD-ROM contains a comprehensive set of precedent forms, enabling practitioners to adapt precedents for their own use. The authors provide careful explanations of every step in the procedure for winding up the estate of a deceased person, from taking initial instructions to the final distribution of the estate and closing the file.

The book opens with advice on meeting the client and taking proper instructions; moving on to tracking down the assets and liabilities which comprise the estate; completing inheritance tax forms and obtaining any available reliefs and allowances; questions concerning wills and intestacies; applying to the probate registries; discretionary orders; obtaining grants of representation; collecting in the paying debts and liabilities; identifying the beneficiaries and paying the legacies; finalising the tax situation; and distributing the residue of the estate.

This new edition has been completely revised with practice and procedure brought up-to-date, including changes to the rules, IHT and CGT and case law as it affects private client practice.

Subjects:
Wills and Probate, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
Contents:
Preface;
Table of Cases;
Table of Statutes;
Table of Statutory Instruments;
Table of Conventions

1. Making a Start ;
2. Assets and Liabilities: Initial Enquiries;
3. Inheritance Tax Reliefs and Allowances;
4. Inheritance Tax Accounts;
5. Questions Concerning Wills and Codicils;
6. Intestacy;
7. Caveats;
8. Citations;
9. Renunciations;
10. Discretionary Orders;
11. Trust Corporations;
12. Applications for Grants;
13. Scottish, Northern Irish and Colonial Grants;
14. Applications on Summons;
15. Collecting in the Assets;
16. Powers and Duties of the Personal Representatives;
17. Paying the Debts of the Estate;
18. Paying the Legacies;
19. Distribution of the Residue;
20. Finalising Liability to Inheritance Tax;
21. Taxation During the Administration;
22. Completing the Administration;
23. Claims By and Against the Estate;
24. Liabilities of the Personal Representatives;
25. Variations, Disclaimers and Other Opportunities;
26. Notation, Amendment and Revocation of Grants;
27. Searches and Copies

Appendices
A Checklist of Information and Documents;
B Useful Addresses;
C Specimen Forms

Affidavits
C1 Affidavit of condition of will or of alterations to will;
C2 Affidavit of Search for Will;
C3 Affidavit of handwriting;
C4 Affidavit of due execution;
C5 Affidavit of executor’s identity;
C6 Affidavit of alias;
C7 Affidavit in support of application for leave to swear death

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