Originally Posted by Leg End Reject
Solicitor and probate. You wouldn't just be handed an envelope of cash.
Sounds like a complete rip off on the behalf of the state. Majority of that money earned by the deceased will be what they earned after tax, now its being taxed again...
If I had a relative who pulled me aside and said.... “ look, you know I’ve not been in brilliant health, well things are going to get worse and I’ve been given 6-9 months... I’ve no kids, here is a cheque, dosh is yours 50,000, going to keep a few grand back for incidentals here and what’s left of that I’ll give to charity...
Could the state come after you for their claim of the 50,000, is there a legal onus on you or your solicitor to disclose ?