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Posted 09 April, 2021 8:36:34
Ensuring the deceased’s wishes are followed
Every day genealogists and probate research professionals conduct Certainty Will Searches to ensure that there are no unknown Wills in existence when tracing the next-in-line to inherit. The consequences of any unknown Wills not coming to light can lead to the incorrect distribution of an estate with the wrong beneficiaries inheriting.

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Posted 01 April, 2021 8:02:07
Certainty Will Search locates lost 33-year-old Will
When a loved one passes away, it is not uncommon for clients to find themselves in a position where they are either unsure as to whether the deceased had written a Will or if they had, where it is stored. Although a copy of the Will is often provided to a client, the passage of time, house moves and the misplacement of documents can lead to these c...
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Posted 01 April, 2021 8:00:03
Wills - a delve behind the stats
By Ann-Marie Shine-Newton, Will Writer, Stanford Legal Services

We recently had Census day, which takes place every 10 years. According to the Government it gives them the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The Census asks questions about us, our household, and our home. In doing so, it helps to...
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Posted 26 March, 2021 9:21:51
Will Registration: Adding value to your firm’s Will Writing process
Registering your clients’ Wills on The National Will Register protects the testator, executors and beneficiaries by ensuring that a Will can be located upon death.

Mander Hadley, a law firm based in Coventry and Kenilworth, have been members of The National Will Register since 2014. The firm recognise the importance of registering their...
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Posted 25 March, 2021 11:00:14
The virtual way that families can settle Will disputes
By Katherine Marshall, Solicitor, Wilkin Chapman and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area

A rise in the use of virtual mediation during lockdown has seen another avenue open-up for families to settle their disputes over the Wills and estates left by loved ones.

And with the number of contentious pr...
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Posted 19 March, 2021 8:54:10
Why locating the Will of P is imperative when acting as a Professional Deputy
The National Will Register plays a crucial role in the work of those involved in applying for Statutory Wills, or when expediting their Property and Affairs and Health and Welfare Deputy or Attorney responsibilities with the upmost due diligence. Locating a Will for a Protected Party ((P), someone who has lost capacity) can assist in understanding...
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