Probate and Estate Administration
What is Probate?
Probate is the process required to transfer ownership of an estate - the property, assets and possessions of a deceased person. When someone dies without a Will (intestate), Probate is still legally required, although the process is known as Administration.
Each Probate case is different and the time it takes will depend on its complexity and the types of assets and any legal or tax complications. With our Probate service, you can rest assured the estate will be handled efficiently and cost effectively, with a personal case manager keeping you informed and providing you with the support you need every step of the way.
With a team of qualified Accountants, Legal Professionals and Tax experts all under one roof, we will support you with Probate, whether or not we are named in the Will as an Executor and even where there is no Will.
To put it simply we remove the burden of Probate, leaving you free to handle other matters.
What clients say
"Thank you for your efficiency and kindness during a difficult time in my life. Having someone else to take responsibility has been an enormous help."
"It has been a great relief to have these unfamiliar matters dealt with by professionals on our behalf, in particular having someone on the end of the phone to talk to."
How we can help
We are so confident in our expertise and processes that we always quote a fixed and all-inclusive fee at the outset. No matter how complex the Probate process may become and (providing all the information given to us is complete and correct) we guarantee that our fee will remain the same.
We do not charge any disbursements, there are no hidden costs and there is never a 'ticking meter' so you can call your Case Manager as often as you like, without affecting the fee that you have agreed.
As part of our Probate service, we will:
- Take on all the responsibilities of the Executors
- Value all the assets
- Apply to the Court for Probate
- Collect in all the assets
- Handle the sale of any properties
- Distribute all the assets
- Pay the Income & Inheritance Tax
- Produce Estate Accounts
We will visit you and the other Executors in your own home to talk through how we can help you. Once we have established the complexity of the estate, we will then quote you a fixed, fully-inclusive fee for all the work involved. This visit is free and without obligation.
Call us now on 01423 534500 DD or 0871 2887020 to find out more about our Probate Service.