Probate & Estate Administration
Helping you through the difficult task of handling someone’s estate after they’ve passed away.
Probate is a document that gives the executors of a Will the legal authority to deal with the estate, which can include clearing any debts and expenses, paying tax and distributing the person’s assets as outlined in their Will. The person who takes on this task is the Executor, and will have been appointed to the role in the deceased’s Will.
If there is no Will, the nearest family member can apply to be the late person’s Administrator, and will administer the estate in accordance with intestacy rules. There is a legal order of people who can apply.
In most cases, if you’re an Executor or an Administrator of an Estate, you’ll need to complete a grant of probate form before you can settle someone’s affairs. Our probate solicitors can help you with this, and the important task of completing an inheritance tax return prior to applying for probate.
This is often a lengthy and complicated process, which must be conducted according to a set of rules laid down in law. Our experienced solicitors have existing relationships with many of the organisations that will need to be contacted, and can help by explaining what’s needed, and guiding you though the complexity of sorting out the estate.
If you’re looking for Will solicitors or Probate solicitors in Newbury, Hungerford, Marlborough or in fact anywhere in the UK, we’re here to help.
Emily offers a free initial 30-minute consultation. Simply fill in the form on our free consultation page to see how we can help.