Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at a time when emotions are running high.
Our Probate lawyers are sincere and sympathetic to the needs of our clients during this very difficult time. At a time of loss, financial matters are important but should be dealt with discreetly. You can rely in us for that. We offer Fixed Fee Probate Services so that the issue can be addressed and you can move on to more important matters.
- determine what property and other assets you owned, as well as your liabilities.
- arrange for current valuations of your personal possessions, property, investments, any pension or insurance entitlements due and also any debts and bills
- arrange for the payment of your funeral
- establish Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax liabilities and complete the necessary tax returns to submit to the Revenue
- complete and submit the necessary Probate Registry forms
- arrange the clearance and sale of any property
- collect assets and pay any debts
- arrange for the distribution of legacies and gifts to your beneficiaries
- compile detailed accounts to give to the main beneficiaries
- in the case of minor children being beneficiaries, then your Executor may act as Trustee for ongoing trusts, to hold their monies until they reach 18.
Your choice of Executors and/or the Solicitors they instruct can determine how quickly and efficiently the administration of the estate is progressed. If you have a problem with your current Solicitor, Bank or Will Writing & Probate Company, come to us to help you resolve the problem, or take over the work efficiently and cost competitively.
- Bringing and defending proceedings where inadequate provision has been made in a Will, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Claims regarding lack of testamentary capacity in the execution of Wills.
- Claims regarding undue influence in the execution of Wills.
- Claims regarding improper execution of Wills.
- Interpretation of the terms of a Will.
- Claims regarding agreements made with the deceased before death, particularly with regards to the disposal of the estate.
- Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries.
- Claims for and against Executors and Trustees.
- Trusts and charity disputes.
- Actions for or against negligent and/or fraudulent personal representatives for breach of Trust.
- Litigation involving negligent drafting of Wills and Trusts, and rectifying Wills and Trusts.
- Contentious applications to the Court of Protection including applications in relation to Statutory Wills.
- Applications to remove or substitute Executors or Trustees, or defend such applications.
today and a probate solicitor will provide advice and assistance.