Registering the death

Registering the death

Registering the death The registration of the death is the formal record of the death. It is done by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and you can find the address of the nearest register office in the telephone directory or on the Internet. When someone...
Power of attorney

Power of attorney

Power of attorney When someone makes a power of attorney, they appoint someone else to act on their behalf. The person making the power of attorney is called a donor and the person appointed to act on their behalf is called an attorney. A power of attorney gives the...
Helpful guide to Wills

Helpful guide to Wills

Helpful guide to Wills Wills are a difficult subject for a lot of people. However, it helps to remember that they can save your loved ones a lot of difficulty in the future. Dying without a Will (dying intestate as it is known) can leave huge risks for the Estate that...
Pre-paid funeral plans

Pre-paid funeral plans

We understand that it’s hard to think about your funeral but at SW Probate we act as and agent for Golden Charter Funeral Plans, one of the UK’s biggest and most popular independent funeral plans. A funeral plan allows you to pay the cost of the funeral director’s...
Administering an Estate ?

Administering an Estate ?

What is involved in administering an Estate? Firstly, all information must be collected about the assets and liabilities of the deceased. This can mean going through all the paperwork held by the person who has died that relates to their personal affairs.  The...