Probate is a term used to describe the process when a personal representative applies for the right to deal with a deceased person’s affairs.
Here at Freeman Jones Solicitors we totally understand how stressful the death of a loved one can be. Our specialist probate solicitors have many years of experience and can help guide you through the process at this difficult time.
When a person dies their personal representatives have the responsibility of administering his or her Estate. If the deceased person left a Will, there will be Executors named in the Will who are responsible for dealing with the administration of the estate. If there is no Will, administrators are responsible for dealing with the estate.
Dealing with someone’s estate can involve carrying a huge responsibility. However we are here to assist you to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are followed. We will deal with all the paperwork and the legal procedure involved.
With our competitive pricing you can rest safe in the knowledge that not only are you in safe hands but we will help administer the estate for a very competitive price.
In order to deal with the estate, Personal Representatives need to apply for a Grant of Representation. This is a legal document which allows the Personal Representatives to collect in the assets and distribute accordingly.
If there is a Will, the Grant is called a Grant of Probate. If there is no Will, the Grant is called a Grant of Letters of Administration.
We can also undertake many steps for you such as;
- Registering the death
- Notifying third parties of the death
- Identifying whether the deceased owed any debts
- Closing the deceased’s bank accounts
- Collecting in the deceased’s assets
- Identifying whether income, inheritance or capital gains tax is due
- Make payment for any tax that is due
- Paying off the deceased’s liabilities and expenses such as funeral and administrative
- Placing notices to locate any unknown creditors
- Obtaining the Grant of Representation
- Establish who is entitled to what and distribute the monies or assets in the estate
For a sympathetic, efficient and cost effective probate service why not call us now for a free initial consultation with one of our specialist lawyers.