When you have just lost a loved one, we recognise it can be very difficult to focus on the legalities of dealing with their estate. However when someone dies, whether or not they have a will, it is necessary for their estate to be administered under the terms of the law. This means that there are certain time frames that need to be adhered to and various organisations that need to be contacted.
Of course it is important to identify at a very early stage who has the legal responsibility of dealing with the estate and understanding what must be done. The person dealing with the estate must also be aware of their responsibilities to others, for example the beneficiaries, and what they can expect.
Our expert Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team have an enormous amount of experience of dealing with the administration of estates and can guide you through the stages involved. As members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), you can rest assured you are being advised by highly qualified professionals with the necessary skills and expertise to ensure your matter progresses in a timely manner and that you understand at all times what is being done on your behalf.
We can help you with the tax affairs of the deceased, obtaining the grant of probate and ensure that you know what your responsibilities are and who you need to contact.
We understand that all estates are different and all family relationships are different and that sometimes dealing with the administration of a loved one's estate can be complex and cause difficulties. We can steer you through the whole process and offer you a truly personal service where we listen to your needs and concerns and ensure that you have the time you need to discuss matters fully.
Should any disputes arise, our customers have access to a dedicated Disputed Probate Team, who are on hand to deal with any contentious will or probate issues. We pride ourselves on the complete service we are able to give to our clients. Our aim, at such a difficult time, is to make the legal process as painless and uncomplicated as possible.
If you have an enquiry in relation to administering an estate or simply want to speak to a member of our friendly Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.