Probate & Estate Administration - When dealing with someone’s estate, there are ultimately three stages;
- Collecting all relevant information from banks / investment companies to find out the extent of the deceased persons estate
- Using that information to fill in the probate application documents for submission to the Probate Registry, so that they can grant Probate to enable to estate to be wound up i.e. the bank accounts closed, any property sold etc
- Sending the Grant of Probate to the banks etc to request that all accounts be closed, before distributing the funds in accordance with the Will / the rules of Intestacy (where there is no Will).
We sometimes find that clients are happy to deal with the first and third stages themselves, but do not know how to deal with the second stage - the application for Probate. With this client feedback in mind, we offer a fixed fee service at just £500 plus VAT and expenses for application for the Grant of Probate, leaving you to deal with the more straightforward business and therefore making substantial savings to the estate.
In cases where people do not wish to deal with the collection of information and distribution of the estate themselves, we offer a full estate administration service on an hourly charging basis. Our firm does not charge a percentage of the estate for dealing with the administration, as do many banks and other solicitors.
If you would like to discuss a potential matter or would like any further information then please contact one of our team using the details shown on this page.