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Dealing With An Estate

If a loved one has died, the thought of sorting out their financial affairs and estate can be a daunting prospect.

We appreciate this is a difficult time and if you are dealing with a loved one’s estate or you are acting as an executor or administrator, we can help. Not only will we make the experience as stress-free as possible, our experienced estates and probate solicitors will also ensure that everything is dealt with correctly and efficiently.

We offer a range of services which can be tailored to your needs. Our specialist probate solicitors can help with anything from applying for a Grant of Probate and dealing with Inheritance tax through to dealing with all aspects of the estate. We can help whether there was a Will left or not. Contact us for no obligation expert advice.

Your case will be handled by our team of experts. Our legally-qualified team of senior associates, associates and solicitors are supervised by a Partner, and supported by expert paralegals and legal assistants with 5 to 15 years of experience.

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What To Do When A Person Has Died

If someone has died, an executor or administrator will need to deal with their estate.

You will need to find out if the deceased had a Will. If they did, it is likely that they named an executor. The executor will probably need to apply for a “Grant of Probate” that gives them permission to deal with the estate.

If there is no Will, or the person named as executor cannot or will not act, an administrator will need to apply for “letters of administration” which will allow them to deal with the estate.

The executor or administrator has various responsibilities, including collecting any money owed to the deceased, paying any necessary inheritance tax and sharing out the deceased’s money, property and belongings.

You can find out more about probate and dealing with an estate by reading our FAQs.

How Our Estates And Probate Solicitors Can Help You

Our specialist lawyers help thousands of people to deal with the estate of a loved one each year. We have particular expertise in complex estates, for example if:

  • The deceased owned a business
  • The deceased owned a property abroad
  • The deceased has left anything to a child under 18
  • The terms of the Will are not clear

Choose to work with us and you’ll get one named contact who will always keep you informed about what’s happening. This could be post, email or telephone, but we could also visit you at home if you would prefer.

We appreciate that you will still be grieving so we always work sensitively and explain everything in clear and simple terms. We also have a clear pricing structure, so there are no hidden costs and you’ll know exactly what you need to pay.

Letting us deal with the estate can help reduce stress at what is already a difficult time. The whole process can take a considerable amount of time and effort, so you can ease the burden on yourself by allowing us to deal with it for you. You will also get the peace of mind that everything has been handled in accordance with the law.

If you would like legal help with any aspect of the probate or estate administration process, contact us today for a no obligation discussion of your options.

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