Probate & Executing a Will
What is Probate?
“Probate” is the name generally given to the process of administering someone’s estate when they die. The term is used to describe both the court order often needed to deal with someone’s estate and the process involved in obtaining it.
What does our Probate Service include?
It includes establishing the size of an estate; collecting in the estate from banks, building societies and selling assets; dealing with tax; paying all debts and paying money due to beneficiaries and finally preparing accounts for the estate.
We do as much or as little as you require.
We can advise who is entitled to deal with an estate and what they should do. We can then deal with as much of the work involved or as little, depending on what the executor feels comfortable dealing with themselves.
Why use a solicitor for Probate?
The process relies on specialist knowledge and there are a number of complications that can arise. For example, issues with the validity of the will or claims against the estate can be dealt with quickly and efficiently by an experienced professional.