Probate Services

Probate and Estate Administration Matters.

 

We offer both variable pricing and fixed fees, we will discuss this with you from the outset of the case. There are no hidden costs to be concerned about.

 

Many people don't know what happens upon death whether or not a Will is present. Our Probate Solicitors can help you with every aspects of dealing with a Will and help you with Estate Administration issues.

 

We're here to help when you need extra support during what we understand is a very difficult time.


 

Protect your Interests

Over half the adults in this country do not have a valid will.

 

This means that when you die, or when a loved one died, the law comes into operation with often unintended consequences to you and your family. These include:

 

• Children may be unintentionally left without support from the estate.

• A surviving spouse will not necessarily inherit everything.
• An unmarried partner has no automatic entitlement to the estate.
• The family home may have to be sold.

• Items that you wanted to go to particular people will end up in the overall "pot".

 

Our lawyers give you peace of mind knowing your Estate is administered exactly in the way you want it to be administered when you or a loved one pass away.

 

Let us worry about the detail so you do not have to worry about it.

 

Contesting a Will
Reducing your Stress

There are a number of important and sometimes difficult tasks that need to be completed when someone dies.

 

If someone dieds leaving a valid Will, then the named Executors take on this responsibility. You may need aid in fulfilling this responsibility: we can either perform these jobs for you or advise you on how best to do these jobs.

 

In the absence of a valid Will, the person is said to have died intestate and the Intestacy Rules determine who will be appointed as the Administrators of the estate. This makes the matter more complicated and we can help with this.

 

The role of Executor or Administrator can be an onerous one. The deceased’s estate may involve valuable or complex matters and an Executor or Administrator is personally liable for administering the estate correctly.

 

Every Executor or Administrator should instruct a Solicitor of their choice to assist them with the Estate Administration if they have any doubts about what they are doing.  It is important to note however that you do not pay us anything up front: the legal fees are settled from the deceased’s Estate.


 

Often it may appear as if the executors or administrators of a Will have not properly executed the wishes of a person expressed in a will. This is obviously a sensitive issue, as all the parties are often family members.

 

By involving a lawyer, you are taking the personal element out of questioning the behaviour of an executor. We put any questions that you have about such issues in strictly legal terms and we aim to reduce the amount of dispute so that the issue is sorted out as quickly as possible. We are not afraid to litigate if necessary, but often we find that simply applying the law in the strongest way possible leads to a success result.

 

Often the reason a person is cut out of the will is simply because the executor or administrator does understand the law, or does not have a copy of the current will, or there are mistakes in the will. We will be there to make sure that the matter is dealt with quickly and fairly.

 

 

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