Executor – Step 4 – Money in and out


As the executor of someone’s will, you work through certain steps before you can distribute the ‘estate’* that they left behind.

Step 1 The Death Certificate

Step 2 Inheritance Tax

Step 3 Probate

Step 4 Collect in money and settle debts

Finally then, you will be in a position to carry out the wishes in the will.

What do you need to do to sort out the money?

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Executor – Step 3 – Probate

You are the executor of someone you care about.  You have obtained enough copies of the death certificate and you have made a payment (if needed) of Inheritance Tax.

The next step is arranging probate.

Probate gives you the legal right to deal with a person’s estate: their property, money and possessions.

At the end of this piece there is a list taken from Citizens Advice about circumstances when you may not need to apply for probate.

How to apply

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Hip Advisor – Dislocated Hip Precautions

The risk of dislocation after a total hip replacement is thought overall to be 2 in 100 operations.  This number changes for patient age and surgeon’s skill.

By the time I was sent home from hospital after my hip replacement, I had amassed enough information leaflets and letters to fill a ring binder. I wanted to follow all the guidance so that I get back to an active life as fast as possible; however, the advice I read about ‘Hip Precautions’ was unclear and in some places contradictory.

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