Thu 20th June, 2013
Wills & Probate
Thank you for choosing Lawcomm Solicitors as the natural choice to help ease the burden of dealing with a loved one's affairs at a time of grief and loss. Our team are trained and experienced to deal with all situations in a sympathetic and caring professional manner.
What is Probate?
Probate is the administrative act required before anyone can deal with the private belongings of the deceased. This is the same whether a Will was made or not. If a Will wasn't made, the deceased is said to have died 'Intestate'. The only difference between the two is that a Will appoints Executors to deal with the Estate and where there is no Will, family members are normally appointed as Administrators to deal with the Estate.
In all but a few cases, Probate is required to handle the deceased's belongings. To act without Probate is a serious matter and you should always consult appropriate legal advice first. We can also advise you on suitable funeral homes to use.
The various districts covered in the United Kingdom are;
There are some small variations between these areas although we are able to deal with all Probate matters arising across the United Kingdom. The department can also deal with aspects of international law where the deceased's belongings may belong in many different countries around the world. We can advise on the relevant procedure and tax implications.
- England & Wales
- Northern Ireland
What will it Cost?
Probate can take a long time depending on the size and complexity of the deceased's Estate. However, we always agree costs with our clients at the outset. As a guide to help you we charge 1.5% on the Gross value of the Estate for those valued at £325,000.00 or below. Above this Gross value we charge either 2.0% on the Gross value of the Estate or on an hourly basis depending on the complexity and size of the Estate.
As a firm committed to client care and best practise, we will always try to accommodate your requirements. In some instances we may agree fixed, capped or monthly costs. We would always encourage you to enquire with us first, we will be only too happy to assist.
So that we can at least assess the size and complexity of the deceased's Estate, we would ask you to complete the brief questionnaire by clicking the button below. We will then contact you to arrange a convenient time and place to meet or call to discuss this further. In line with our commitment to customer care, we will always aim to return to you within 24 hours (excluding weekends) of receiving your initial enquiry.
Please note that all instructions are subject to agreement to our standard terms of business.
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