Probate is the procedure where, following someone’s death, the assets of their estate – their possessions, financial assets and property – are dealt with. This means collecting the assets and any money owed to the deceased person and paying any debts that they may owe. It also involves distributing the assets of their estate according to the terms of their Will.

A Grant of Probate is obtained from the Court. We will advise you as to whether a Grant of Probate is required in your particular circumstance.

We will also advise upon Inheritance Tax for an estate, and we can assist in preparing the Inheritance Tax return, should one be required.

Where someone does not leave a Will, it may well be necessary to apply to the Court for a Grant of Letters of Administration to enable the estate to be dealt with. A case where somebody dies and does not leave a will is called an ‘intestacy.’

We will gladly assist in these processes.

We will give practical, sensitive advice to families and personal representatives (those appointed to manage the estate) on how best to deal with matters following a person’s death.

We will assist with as much of the procedure as you wish. We will tailor our service to your needs, managing either the whole process or individual sections. We understand that this can be a very difficult time and will work with you to ensure that the procedure is as easy as possible for you.

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