Probate & Estate Administration
If you have recently lost a loved one, we can help you with the legal matters that arise after bereavement. We understand that losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult and traumatic events that a person can experience, and pledge to advise you in an empathetic yet efficient way.
It might be that you feel confident enough to close accounts, settle liabilities and make payments to beneficiaries on your own and, if so, you may only need us to assist you with obtaining the Grant of Probate. Alternatively, if you are struggling to come to terms with your loss you might prefer that we take care of everything for you from start to finish. Whatever the case may be, our specialists are here to support you.
It is particularly advisable that you speak with a legal professional if any of the following apply to the Estate:-
- Complex Trust provisions are contained in the Will;
- The validity of the Will is disputed;
- The Estate is insolvent;
- The Estate is liable to Inheritance Tax;
- The Will makes a mixture of gifts subject to and free from Inheritance Tax;
- The deceased made large lifetime gifts or lifetime settlements;
- Tax reliefs such as Agricultural Relief or Business Property Relief apply;
- The Estate contain unlisted stocks or shares;
- There are missing beneficiaries;
- There are disputes between beneficiaries; or
- The Estate contains foreign or unusual assets.
We offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss Probate matters. Contact us today if you would like to book an appointment with one of our specialists. For more information about the general probate process and costs involved click here