Estate


Cohabitation – don’t come a cropper!

Moving in with your partner or buying a house together, when you are not yet married needs a little extra thought before proceeding. From a legal point of view, there are a few things to consider. Living together as a couple before marriage is now quite common, but unmarried couples must appreciate that they are not protected by the law in the same way as […]


probate fees

Will the rise in Probate fees affect you?

The UK government has officially confirmed that probate fees in England and Wales will change in May 2017 to a banded system, where fees increase with the value of the estate, replacing the current flat fees. No fee will be payable for estates worth less than £50,000, but the charges will increase rapidly beyond that, rising to a maximum of £20,000 for estates above £2 […]


Challenging a Will

Challenging a Will is not a simple process. It is extremely complex and usually very demanding in terms of both time and money. However, due to the rise in people attempting to draft their own Wills – this action is becoming more common. Without professional legal advice many people make mistakes, which may mean the Will is more likely to be challenged by other potential […]


Make a Will PGM Solicitors Swansea

Why Make a Will?

– by Helen Phillips   “It’s ok, I’ll sort it out another time.  I don’t need a Will yet anyway.”  This train of thought has more than likely passed through the minds of numerous people; after all, it’s something you only really need to think about when you reach a certain age…or is it?   In truth, it’s really important for everyone to make a […]