6th December 2022
Throughout a person’s life, they will acquire a number of assets, such as a house, a car, stocks or shares, and various valuable items. They may also have some debts, such as money owed to utility companies, a mortgage, loans or a credit card. These all count towards their estate and need to be dealt with after a person dies in a process known as probate.
Our latest video explains the role of a solicitor throughout the probate process:
By appointing a solicitor from the private client team at Myers & Co Solicitors to act on your behalf as executor you will benefit from our expert knowledge of the probate process.
Our solicitors will deal with the complexities of the process and speed up the administration of the estate, removing the stress and worry for executors, relatives and beneficiaries. They will calculate the total value of an estate by weighing up assets and debts, decide whether a Grant of Probate is needed and work out if inheritance tax is due to HMRC. It may also be possible to save money via a deed of variation.
As part of our service, we also prepare all the necessary forms and paperwork to send to the Probate Registry and collect and distribute assets.
No probate matter is exactly the same, and so we can only give you a reliable estimate of the cost once we have a detailed knowledge of your situation.
For more information on how we can help guide you through the probate process, contact us on 01782 577000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.