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Probate help and advice
A sympathetic ear and practical advice when you need it most
Are you struggling to understand the probate process or what probate means?
You're not alone. Lots of people think probate is what happens when there is no will.
That's not true.
Losing somebody you love can be hard enough to cope with emotionally without also having to deal with the practical aspects as well. It's a horrible time and it can be hard to think clearly.
As will and probate specialists, we give executors help and advice about how to complete probate, inheritance tax and Property Transfer forms, to a full probate administration service where we can take care of everything for you. Quotes for this are based on an all inclusive fixed fee and specific to your situation so that everybody knows where they stand and there are no surprises.
Usually there is a lot more for an executor to do than they initially realise and the work involved is extremely time consuming so it's a good idea to find out what exactly is
involved before you commit to the role.
It's also worth knowing that if an individual acting as Executor messes up the administration, they could be held personally liable and sued by the beneficiaries. Surprisingly few people realise this when they accept the responsibility for the estate, and even fewer realise that the liability can be unlimited and personal to the executor rather than the estate.
Whether you are an Executor of a will, a close family relative or friend, we provide you with
clear, free legal advice on what to do following the death of a loved one.
We'll help you to:
Identify what needs to be done and give you advice about paying for the funeral
Apply for Probate if there is a valid will
- Apply for Letters of Administration if there is no will
Plan for your own future after a loved one has passed away
We offer free initial probate advice and support for you when someone dies. When you're grieving, it's natural to feel overwhelmed with all there is to do. Our caring team is made up of knowledgeable people with big hearts who will help you understand the process so you are clear about your options and obligations. We understand you might be finding your loss hard to manage and after listening to your particular circumstances, we'll provide you with all the helpful information we can including:
The immediate next steps that you need to take
An explanation of what Probate is to help you decide whether it is needed to administer the estate
Who can administer the estate, with advice on the legal, tax and administrative responsibilities associated with the role
The options and choices that are available to you when deciding what to do next.
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