Providing a sympathetic and supportive probate & administration service to ease the burden
PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION
When a person dies, an executor or administrator is needed to deal with their estate, and often this will be one of that person’s loved ones. This can be a very stressful role, adding pressure at a time of bereavement.
Our team is able to help you, whether you’re acting as an executor or administrator, to go through the process including handling the money, investments, property and any possessions of the person who has died. This includes handling the probate process, which involves collecting any money that is owed, settling any debts due (including outstanding taxes) and dividing the estate amongst the respective beneficiaries.
Our team will work closely with you throughout the whole process, ensuring you meet the wishes of the person who has died. We will do this sympathetically, understanding that you may be affected personally by the bereavement.
If you have been named as an executor of a will, we will work closely with you to establish an accurate list of all the assets owned by the deceased, both in the UK and abroad, and identify any outstanding debts such as loans, mortgages and unpaid bills.
We can also help you if there are any disputes around the will and probate, using mediation where possible and working hard to reach a swift conclusion and minimise stress and damage to relationships.
Our probate & administration services
Our solicitors can:
- Arrange the transfer or sale of any shares
- Work with our residential property team to handle the sale of any property or land owned by the deceased
- Help determine the size of an estate for probate and inheritance tax purposes
- Prepare an application for the grant of representation
- Help you lodge the required forms with the relevant organisations to collect monies due to the estate and settle any outstanding debts
- Help you administer the estate if the person has died without making a will
To speak with one of our specialist wills, probate & trust solicitors, please call 0116 254 8871 or alternatively you can click the contact us button and email your enquiry using the contact form.
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