What our clients say…
Thank you for all your help with Mum’s LPA and will. You certainly made what was an initially daunting process very smooth and stress free. We really appreciated your professional yet friendly and caring approach.Wills & Probate Client
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Legal advice to help you deal with the legal processes after a bereavement
Our capable and experienced probate solicitors understand how stressful it can be to deal with the necessary legal processes that arise when someone dies, especially when that person is a loved one or close family member.
A probate solicitor can help if you are appointed as the Executor of somebody’s will, or are required to act as the Administrator of someone’s estate. The legal processes involved in winding up someone’s estate can be lengthy and complicated. Many people approach our probate solicitors for help because they feel daunted by the thought of dealing with banks, the courts, the Inland Revenue and other official organisations.
When someone dies without making a Will (known as dying ‘intestate’), the situation can be especially confusing and legally complex because of the intestacy rules that govern who can act as Administrator, and how the person’s assets must be distributed. In cases like this, the advice of an experienced probate solicitor can help the process run much more smoothly, and reduce the stress involved.
Our probate service is tailored to the individual needs of each client. You may simply require straightforward, practical, ‘next steps’ advice that will help you to perform your duties; alternatively, you may need a more comprehensive service to lighten the load and allow you to come to terms with your loss. Whatever your requirements are, our probate solicitors can assist.
How could our probate solicitors help you to deal with administering someone’s estate?
We can help with all aspects of administering an estate, including:
- Valuation of the estate
- The sale of land or property
- Completion of the Inland Revenue account
- Obtaining the Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation
- Dealing with Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues
- Giving advice on changing a person’s will after their death
- Giving advice on how to proceed if someone dies without leaving a valid will (intestate)
Our Probate Solicitors are accredited members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. They are trained to carry out the administration of estates in a methodical and meticulous way, so that all the details are taken care of.
Free initial consultation with a specialist probate solicitor
We understand that before instructing us you may wish to discuss matters with an experienced probate solicitor in order to understand the legal processes involved in obtaining probate or administering an estate. We offer a free initial consultation with one of our specialist probate solicitors, where we will take you through the options and help you to decide how much support you will need from your solicitor.
Contact us on 0800 138 0458 to arrange your free consultation, or send us a message using our contact form and we’ll call you back.
What our clients say…
Thank you for all your help with Mum’s LPA and will. You certainly made what was an initially daunting process very smooth and stress free. We really appreciated your professional yet friendly and caring approach.Wills & Trusts Client