When someone dies, the estate of the deceased must go through a process of Probate. We understand that the death of a loved one is an upsetting time, and you may find the thought of dealing with their estate overwhelming.
Our specialist legal team are equipped to handle every type of estate administration matter for estates of all amounts and sizes and are on hand to relieve some of the pressure by providing support to executors or administrators. We can also offer specialist guidance if a loved one has died without a Will (intestate estate).
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Our experienced private client lawyers provide advice on all areas of probate and estate administration and can help you with all stages of the process, including matters such as:
- Identifying the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries.
- Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require.
- Obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application.
- Completing the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms.
- Drafting a legal oath for you to swear.
- Making the application to the Probate Court on your behalf.
- Obtaining the Probate and securely send two copies to you.
- Collecting and distributing all assets in the estate
- Calculation of Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax and correspondence with HM Revenue & Customs
Regardless of the complexities of the estate, our specialist Probate and Estates team have the knowledge and expertise to provide practical support and guidance on all probate matters.
There may be instances where Probate or a Will can be contested. When this happens, our team can provide excellent advice and guidance on either making or defending a contested probate claim.
Our experienced Probate lawyers at Bookers & Bolton have the knowledge and expertise to assist you through this difficult time.
We are flexible with our fee arrangements and are always willing to discuss an option that suits you, ensuring you are fully aware of all the costs involved and explaining these fully with you – find out more about our fees here.