Probate is the right to administer the estate of a person who has died. In practical terms this means tying up loose ends; dealing with assets and paying debts.
Probate Solicitors - What We Do
It’s a process which begins once a court authorises a person – an executor or an administrator of estate – to take charge of the deceased person’s affairs. But getting to that point involves strict formalities and so it’s always best to get legal advice from probate solicitors at the outset.
At Gillhams we are specialist probate solicitors. We guide the family of a person who has died, and executors or administrators, through the stages of completing and collating the right documents for their court application for probate. We help assess the value of the estate for inheritance tax purposes and make sure that everything is in order before the paperwork is submitted to court.
But our job doesn’t end once probate has been granted. Probate solicitors have the legal and practical expertise executors and administrators rely on to carry out their role. And it’s a role which can be unfamiliar to many, and daunting to some. Every case is different, from a vast estate with a complex investment portfolio, to a modest range of assets that provoke family tensions. Probate solicitors help deal with the practicalities, the legal considerations and the emotional tensions which so often result from the death of a family member or friend.
Contact us to find out more about how our probate solicitors could help you.
Our probate service covers:
- post-death wills advice
- how to obtain probate
- estate administration
- inheritance tax
- duties of executor to beneficiaries
- protecting executors
- foreign elements
- disputes and financial claims
- settlements and trusts
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For legal advice on Post Death and related matters, complete the form below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)20 8965 4266.