Our experienced solicitors can sensitively help you to obtain a Grant of Representation or handle the full administration of an estate following the death of a loved one.
A Grant of Probate confirms the executor’s authority to collect the assets in an estate, where the deceased left a valid Will. A Grant of Letters of Administration gives legal authority to those entitled to deal with the administration of an estate where an individual did not leave a Will or where there is a Will but no executors are able to act for whatever reason.
- Advise you on the Intestacy Rules if the deceased did not leave a Will
- Advise on the terms of the Will, where appropriate
- Help identify the assets and liabilities in an estate
- Prepare the Probate application, including the appropriate inheritance tax return
- Liaise with HM Revenue & Customs regarding payment of tax
- Claim transferable nil rate bands, where appropriate
- Advise on the reporting of lifetime gifts for inheritance tax purposes
- Carry out tax-planning to mitigate any tax arising as part of the administration process
- Advise and assist with the distribution of the estate
- Prepare and advise on Deeds of Variation
- Provide a fixed-fee quotation where possible.
Sorting out your affairs may seem daunting but our understanding team is here to help. Contact:
Partner, Head of Wills and Probate
T: 0191 212 firstname.lastname@example.org