When a person dies, their estate will need to be administered and distributed in accordance with a Will or the rules of Intestacy, if there was no valid Will. This means that their property will have to be collected or sold, debts will have to be paid and inheritance tax will have to be accounted for to HM Revenue & Customs. Depending on the size of the estate, and the types and individual value of the assets, a Grant of Representation may be required.
Our team has extensive experience in administering varying sizes of estates; from lower value estates where there might be a family dispute, to average value estates where the family would rather not deal with the administration, as well as high value estates that have complex trust and tax matters to deal with.
Our podcast series, ‘Planning for your Future’, explains in everyday language how planning can help you navigate your way through the ups and downs of life and how getting your affairs in place now can assist your loved ones’ future responsibilities.
In this first episode, experienced Private Client Solicitor, Anthony Kalp, explains in detail the preliminary work involved before applying for Grant of Representation.
In this second episode, Anthony Kalp, explains in detail how to obtain the Grant of Representation and Administer the Estate.
In the event that someone has died without leaving a valid Will, Letters of Administration will need to be obtained by those who are eligible to be appointed as personal representatives, before the estate can be administered. We will help you to establish who this might be and interpret the rules of Intestacy which dictate how the estate will pass and to whom.
To find out more about the role of a Solicitor during the probate process, please watch the animation below.
We are happy to tailor our services to your needs. This might mean that you would like to take advantage of our ‘Ad hoc’ advice service, which may include explaining the process of administering an estate or you may like us to take the matter out of your hands from start to finish. We will be involved in as little or as much of the process as you feel comfortable.
To understand more about our Probate Administration costs and timescales, please refer to our Estate Administration Costs Information Sheet.
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