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Administering an Estate

If a loved one has passed away, with or without a Will, our probate solicitors can help you get your affairs in order.

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How our probate solicitors can help

At a time when you will be dealing with a lot, our probate solicitors can take away some of the administrative burden and help you apply for probate. They will support you in administering an estate efficiently and accurately according to your loved one’s wishes.

They will prepare your application for the Grant of Representation and guide you through the processes of collecting monies owed and settling outstanding debts.

Whether you are a named Executor or the next of kin, we will provide you with practical straightforward guidance to help you deal with administering an estate.

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What does Probate mean?

Most people are unaware of the probate process until they either make a Will or someone they know has died.

When someone dies, their estate must be administered, the assets need to be identified and collected in and any tax, debts and liabilities must be paid before the balance is distributed to the people entitled. Probate is the legal right to deal with and administer an estate.

If there is no Will

If there is no Will, it is up to a family member (usually the next of kin) to apply to the Probate Registry for the Grant of Representation so that they can deal with the deceased person’s assets. There are rules, known as the Rules of Intestacy, which set out who can benefit. Our probate solicitors can advise you or who is entitled to and ensure the estate is properly distributed.

If there is a Will

If your loved one had a Will, the process of administering an estate is far less complicated. The Executor named in the Will must apply to the Probate Registry for a Grant of Probate which gives the Executor the authority to deal with the deceased person’s assets. The Executor must then make sure any debts have been paid before distributing the estate in accordance with deceased person’s wishes set out in their Will.

Example fees for full probate administration

Our fees are keenly priced to ensure that you receive maximum value from the work we do for you.

We provide a range of different estate administration services depending on the requirements of the particular client or estate – these can vary enormously. In the course of our work we may be simply obtaining the grant for one client while administering a complex estate for another.

We have given an example of what the costs might be where we are instructed to conduct the full administration of a fairly typical small estate.

We are always upfront about costs and will always provide as much information as we can, so please just call for an initial no-obligation discussion regarding your specific circumstances.

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