Understanding the probate process

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is an inherently difficult and emotionally challenging time. The situation can become even more overwhelming when faced with uncertainty about the probate process and the necessary steps involved in estate administration.

We understand the sensitive nature of the probate process, and our team of highly experienced specialist lawyers is available in multiple locations across the UK to provide compassionate guidance.

Administering an estate through probate can be both time-consuming and intricate. It can be particularly overwhelming if you have never been involved in a probate application before or if you have been named as an executor. Our probate lawyers are here to alleviate the burden from your shoulders, allowing you to focus on supporting your loved ones during this challenging time.

In cases where the deceased left a will, it serves as a guide for the distribution of their estate. The appointed executors will need to apply for a grant of probate, granting them the legal authority to administer the estate. This process is commonly referred to as ‘probate’. 

Allow us to handle all the necessary tasks on your behalf. Our knowledgeable Private Client team offers a compassionate and specialised service designed to support you during this time. We understand the importance of providing clear guidance and alleviating any uncertainties, allowing you to focus on supporting your family throughout the process.

Our dedicated team is equipped to provide expert advice on various aspects of the process, including: 

  • Confirming whether the deceased person has left a Will.
  • Gathering the necessary information and notification of the passing.
  • Dealing with the sales or transfers of assets and/or bank accounts.
  • Dealing with the sale of a property, assets and shares.
  • Advising beneficiaries on investing and protecting their inheritance.
  • Applying for a Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation (a Letter of Administration).
  • Dealing with the Probate Registry and HMRC.
  • Preparing probate accounts and information for beneficiaries.
  • Distributing the deceased’s assets from the estate to the beneficiaries.

Our private client team is ready to have a detailed discussion about the estate administration process. Please contact us for additional information and regarding our probate fees.

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