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New guide to being an executor and obtaining probate


ObtainingProbate_Thumbnail 214x304Being an executor of someone’s estate can be particularly challenging, especially if the person who has died is a family member or loved one. At Myers & Co Solicitors in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire we are experienced in administering estates and the myriad of tasks required – from applying for probate to distributing gifts and settling inheritance tax.

To support you in your role as executor our experts have created this guide which explains everything you need to know, including:

  • what happens if there is no will;
  • the duties of an executor;
  • how to obtain a grant of representation;
  • potential pitfalls;
  • possible variations to the will;
  • inheriting as an executor;
  • liability for mistakes; and
  • refusing to act as an executor.

To request a copy of our new guide ‘When someone dies’, please click here.

For a confidential discussion about any wills and probate issues, and for help making a will or a lasting power of attorney, please contact Stephen Myers on 01782 525007 or email Stephen.Myers@myerssolicitors.co.uk.


This article is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please note that the law may have changed since this article was published.