Probate & Estate Administration

Whether a person has left a will or not, the process of administering their estate can be complicated and stressful.

Our specialist team can help you deal with the estate of someone who has died in a number of ways.

We can apply for Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration (if there is no will).

We can act as professional executors if appointed in a will or if instructed by the lay executors or personal representatives we can deal with the entire administration of the estate which means we deal with all aspects following a death including registering the death, arranging the funeral, obtaining the correct grant, clearing and selling a property, closing accounts and distributing funds to the beneficiaries.

If the deceased did not leave a will we can provide additional advice to the personal representatives about additional steps that will need to be taken to protect them such as will searches, identifying who is entitled to share in the estate, indemnities and missing beneficiary insurance.

As part of this process we prepare all legal documents including oaths, tax returns and estate accounts.

We usually carry out this kind of work for a fixed fee. Contact our team for an initial no obligation appointment on 0191 297 0011.