Probate and Estate
Administration

Dealing with the death of a loved one is undoubtedly traumatic and stressful. Coupled with this, close relatives are forced to accept responsibility of administering their loved one’s estate, adding to those feelings of distress.

Probate and Estate Administration

Dealing with the death of a loved one is undoubtedly traumatic and stressful. Coupled with this, close relatives are forced to accept responsibility of administering their loved one’s estate, adding to those feelings of distress.

We will support you through this process with sensitivity and the utmost professionalism.

We will help you distribute your loved ones’ estates in the most efficient, practical and cost-effective manner possible, which will include:

  • Ascertaining the value of the estate by making contact with all organisations that your loved one held assets with and obtaining up to date balances;
  • Submitting information about the value of the estate to HMRC;
  • Making an application to the Probate Registry where a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration is required;
  • Distributing the estate to all beneficiaries in accordance with any valid will made, or in the absence of a will, in accordance with current Intestacy provisions.

Our level of involvement will be driven by our clients, depending on how confident they feel at administering the estate themselves. We will work closely with the executors, offering reassurance to them at every stage, and will ensure appropriate measures are put in place to protect executors in the event that any disputes arise between the beneficiaries.

The length of time taken to administer an estate and therefore the costs involved will vary significantly depending on the value and complexity of the estate, however further information regarding our fees can be found here

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