Legally binding mutual wills might seem like a good way to ensure your wishes are protected, but in practice they can be inflexible and contentious. Here’s why we don’t recommend them, along with what we often advise instead.
If you’re responsible for administering an estate, your task may be made more complicated depending on the employment status of the person who has died. In many cases, the individual will have been retired at the time of their death, but if they were still working, there are likely to be some loose ends to be tied up in this respect.
If you’re currently responsible for administering an estate and you think there is a need to apply for double probate, you might be unsure about how to navigate this. It may be helpful to speak to a specialist probate solicitor who can help you to untangle the situation and advise on the next steps.
Family relationships are not always straightforward. This can be because of a huge range of reasons, from blended families to personality clashes to perceived injustices. Whatever the individual circumstances, sometimes, even small tensions can become magnified when it comes to the issue of what will happen to an estate after a death.