At Grayfords, we understand the challenges of dealing with probate matters, including the overwhelming paperwork and complex legal processes. We provide a personal and professional service to help you manage the estate of a deceased person and obtain the necessary probate documentation.
We understand that this is a difficult time, and we are here to help with your probate matters whether you are contesting a will or defending a claim. Our team of solicitors offer a friendly, professional, and efficient service to make sure the process is as quick and stress-free as possible. We will take the time to explain the various stages of the probate process, answer any questions you have, and provide detailed advice and assistance to ensure you get the best outcome.
Probate & Letters of Administration
Where a person leaves a will, a court will issue a grant of probate. Where they do not, the next of kin can apply to the court for letters of administration. In either case, it is usual for the applicant to retain a law firm to help them with the process and manage the estate of the deceased. This process is known as probate and administration which can be complex and time-consuming.
The process of winding up an estate on death includes calculation of the estate value, payment of inheritance tax, settlement of all claims against the estate, notifying all relevant parties (such as bankers and utility companies), collecting all assets together, selling or transferring properties and distributing the balance of the estate to the beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the will if there is one, or with the rules of intestacy if not.
When a person dies, their estate must be managed and distributed according to their wishes and if a person leaves a will, a court will issue a grant of probate. Where they do not, the next of kin can apply to the court for letters of administration.
Probate and administration can be a complicated process. It is important to seek professional legal advice to ensure that the estate is managed correctly and that the deceased’s wishes are respected. Our qualified lawyers can provide guidance and advice throughout the process.
At Grayfords we understand that the death of a loved one is a difficult time for you and your entire family and rest assured that our solicitors will provide you with the best legal advice and support to help you navigate this difficult situation.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free initial consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team of experienced probate solicitors are here to help you.
Probate from approximately 1% of the value of the estate subject to a minimum of £2500 plus VAT and disbursements.