Estate Administration

Losing a loved one should never be underestimated and we can provide advice and support at this difficult time.

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Do I need a grant of probate?

Whether a person dies with or without a Will there is often the need to apply to the court for a grant so the estate can be properly administered.  If there is a Will, it will be the Executors who will apply for a Grant of Probate, if there is no Will it will be the Administrators who will apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. 

Why should I use a Solicitor?

It is possible to apply for probate yourself but many estates would benefit from the expertise of a specialist lawyer and do note that the administration of an estate does carry obligations and personal liabilities for those not familiar with the process.  The use of a professional should always be considered in the following cases:

  • The main beneficiaries are charities
  • Taxable estates
  • Where there is no Will and the estate exceeds £270,000
  • The Will incorporates trust arrangements
  • There are concerns as to the validity of the Will or that claims may arise
  • The estate is or may be insolvent

How we can help

Whatever the size and nature of the estate and whether there is a Will or not we can help guide you through the administration.  Our services include:

  • Establishing and valuing an estate
  • Submitting papers to HMRC if required and facilitating the payment of any inheritance tax due
  • Submitting papers to the Probate Registry
  • Collecting in or transferring assets as required
  • Identifying and tracing Beneficiaries
  • Reporting any income or capital gains tax that becomes payable
  • Accounting to all parties as to income arising and liabilities paid
  • We can also offer a grant only service if you wish to do a lot of the work yourself

Probate and estate administration team

For further details of our services, please call a member of our probate and estate administration team on 01543 420000.

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