Probate & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Planning

It is not easy dealing with grief, making funeral arrangements and starting the administrative duties of an executor all at the same time. Therefore many people choose to work with a solicitor who assist them with executing the Will of the deceased person.

If you are the executor of someone’s Will or if you have been named administrator, your task is to act according to the Will. You may need a legal document, known as a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration, which gives you the authority to administer the estate.

Working with an expert solicitor with experience in the field will save you time and can help alleviate stress. Sharing out an estate can often lead to disputes within the family. If the estate is contested, the solicitor remains a neutral party and once litigation is complete, the solicitor will then proceed to distribute the estate.

If you would like further information on how we can help, please call 0800 288 9947.

What can My Law Matters assist me with?

Depending on the will, the estate, and the beneficiaries, carrying out your duties as an executor or administrator can be complicated and time-consuming. A professional will and probate solicitor can assist you with tasks such as:

  • Applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration
  • Collecting in assets and discharging liabilities
  • Communicating with the beneficiaries and distributing the estate in accordance with the will.
  • If there is no will, distributing the estate according to the rules of intestacy.
  • Considering and settling the tax liabilities of the estate (e.g. inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax)

Feeling safe in the knowledge that you are being supported by a dedicated solicitor can make all the difference in dealing with challenges relating to Wills and inheritance. For this reason, our team provides pragmatic and informed legal advice designed to offer you a maximum amount of legal insight and support.