I need help with estate planning and probate

Dealing with the death of a loved one is a distressing enough, but having to deal with the administration of a deceased's estate can make this extremely stressful for friends and family.

Probate is the process of administering a deceased estate. This includes ascertaining assets and liabilities of the estate, paying debts or liabilities, and distributing the estate under the terms of the will.

As part of this, there could be Income Tax returns to deal with, as well as the Inheritance Tax return (IHT400 or IHT205). For larger estates this may also include the preparation of estate accounts.

If the following questions sound familiar, then our probate team are here to help.

  • One of my parents has died, what should I do next?
  • What is probate?
  • When is probate required?
  • What are letters of administration where someone dies without a will?
  • Is probate still required even when no tax is at stake?
  • What happens when someone dies without making a will?
  • I need help administering an estate
  • How often should I review my will?
  • How can I pass wealth to my children?

We are able to assist with many aspects of probate with the exception of any contentious aspects of the probate, such as will disputes and claims from dependants left out of the will, as this work must be passed to a solicitor.

Click here to find out more about our Probate Service, or contact a member of our probate team to find out how we can help you.


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