Probate

When someone passes away you may be the appointed Executor of a Will (i.e. the person responsible for distributing the estate in terms of property and possessions to those specified in the Will), a close family member or a friend. Resolving Probate issues can be a long and complex process which you are unlikely to be familiar with. You may be confused about where to start and what is required. We are here to help.

We can help you assess if Probate is in fact required. This will depend on a number of financial circumstances relating to the estate, what needs to be carried out as a priority and also to look at what future provisions need to be made.

Our experienced team has provided advice on every legal aspect of Probate including but not limited to:

  • Advice on what needs to be done straight away
  • Determining the validity of a Will
  • Assisting you under the Rules of Intestacy if no Will exists
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate, where there is a Will in order to distribute the assets of the estate.
  • Obtaining Letters of Administration where there is no Will in order to distribute the assets of the estate.
  • Identify and handle any claims¬†against the estate
  • Manage any changes to the distribution of the estate, in accordance with Beneficiaries’ wishes (e.g. beneficiaries may decline to receive assets and possessions)
  • Managing any Trusts assigned for persons under the age of 18.

4willsandprobate is able to offer a bereavement service that will provide comprehensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of managing property including:

  • Valuation and property sale management
  • Vacant property insurance
  • Maintenance and emergency repairs
  • Rental management.

We are also able to offer individual specific services from removal of fridges and freezers to tidying of gardens. Please contact us to find out more about the packages and fixed prices on offer.

We aim to remove as much pressure from you as possible by dealing with this intricate process on your behalf. Call us today, to find out how we could assist you.

Grounds and reasons for Contesting a will, Time limit of Contest a Will in UK. You can find answer a series of frequently asked questions on contesting a will.

So that you can access our services in the most convenient way possible we offer three different ways to deal with your Probate:

  1. Online with a review by a solicitor
  2. Online but with assistance from us over the phone using our instruction form
  3. Or you can come in and see us.