A couple die together: how important is a will in deciding who gets their assets?
A situation where two or more people die at the same time, without it being clear who died first, can have significant legal consequences.Read more
Whether you are a beneficiary or the executor of a will, we work closely with you throughout the whole estate administration process.
They will provide you with comprehensive advice and support, carefully taking into consideration the specific requirements of the estate.
We guide you through applying for a Grant of Probate by dealing with the various forms and paperwork required for both HMRC and the Probate Registry, which can be complex. We will also ensure the estate is properly distributed and that you meet all of its obligations.
If you have been named as an executor of a will, we will work closely with you to establish an accurate list of all of the assets owned by the deceased, both in the UK and abroad, as well as identifying any outstanding debts such as loans, mortgages and unpaid bills.
Where the individual has died without a having a valid will in place, legally known as ‘dying intestate’, our experts will provide you with the support and legal advice required to administer the estate in accordance with the statutory intestacy rules.
Our probate solicitors and legal experts have decades of experience in dealing with all aspects of estate administration.
Their work includes advising on obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, settling estate and tax liabilities and distributing estates in accordance with the terms of the will.
In the unfortunate event of a dispute arising between beneficiaries, executors or individuals wishing to claim against the estate, we also have a dedicated in-house Contentious Probate team who specialise in resolving will and estate disputes whilst minimising costs and risks and maintaining relationships wherever possible.
For more information and advice on probate, please contact us on 01332 226 162 or complete the form below.
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