Probate and Administration of Estates
Legal advice to help you deal with the legal processes following a bereavement.
At Chilcotts Law, we understand how stressful it can be to deal with the necessary legal processes that arise when someone dies, especially when that person is a loved one or close family member.
We can help if you are appointed as the Executor of somebody’s will, or are required to act as the Administrator of someone’s estate. The legal processes involved in winding up someone’s estate can be lengthy and complicated. Many people approach probate solicitors for help because they feel daunted by the thought of dealing with banks, the courts, HMRC and other official organisations.
When someone dies without making a Will (known as dying ‘intestate’), the situation can be especially confusing and legally complex because of the intestacy rules that govern who can act as Administrator, and how the person’s assets must be distributed. In cases like this, the advice of an experienced probate solicitor can help the process run much more smoothly, and reduce the stress involved.
Our probate service is tailored to the individual needs of each client. You may simply require straightforward, practical, ‘next steps’ advice that will help you to perform your duties;
Alternatively, you may need a more comprehensive service to lighten the load and allow you to come to terms with your loss. Whatever your requirements are, our team at Chilcotts Law can assist.
Chilcotts Law can help with all aspects of administering an estate, including:
- Valuation of the estate
- The sale of land or property
- Obtaining the Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation
- Dealing with Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax issues
- Giving advice on how to proceed if someone dies without leaving a valid will (intestate)
We understand that before instructing us you may wish to discuss matters with us in order to understand the legal processes involved in obtaining probate or administering an estate. We offer an initial consultation with one of our specialist solicitors, where we will take you through the options and help you to decide how we will be able to support you.