Coping with the death of a close family member or friend is understandably difficult and our team of estate administration and probate lawyers are here to help ease your concerns. At a time of loss there are a number of practicalities which need to be dealt with and the estate administration process needs to be started. Some of these practicalities need dealing with more quickly than others such as:
- Finding the Will;
- Checking the person’s funeral wishes;
- Assessing who should take overall responsibility for the estate.
What is the typical estate administration process?
How can our Estate Administration & Probate team help you?
Our role is to assist the personal representatives with these immediate practicalities and leave them feeling relieved by easing the burden during this emotional time. Our team make sure that we guide people carefully through the estate administration process.
Members of our team are accredited by the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is the global association of practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. You can be reassured that a specialist is dealing with the case and that they have the right knowledge and experience in guiding you through the entire estate administration process, including its tax aspects and the final distribution of funds.
Our specialist team are also able to act as executors. This can be particularly helpful when the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries may be an issue or if a dispute arises, therefore giving you peace of mind that the estate will be handled professionally and impartially.
Our estate administration and probate service:
We offer a full range of services and can advise or provide help in a flexible and bespoke way. We can either undertake specific tasks to assist the executors in their duties or deal with the estate entirely. Our services include:
- Advising executors after a death;
- The administration of an estate;
- Advising on the intestacy rules when there is no Will;
- Assisting with the application for a Grant from the Probate Registry;
- Advising beneficiaries;
- Assessing and advising on any claims against the estate;
- Acting as an executor;
- Deeds of Variation.
You can view the costs of our estate administration service here.
Job Title: Partner
Phone: 01260 282306