Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult enough without the stress of sorting out their estate and financial affairs. Our probate team are on hand to listen and take away the extra strain at this difficult time.
What is Probate?
Probate is a term used for the process of obtaining the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s estate and affairs.
It can be a huge task when dealing with a number of administrative and legal matters following someone’s death.
If the deceased person had a Will, this task normally passes over to the executor of the Will.
If they die intestate (without a Will), the task normally passes onto family members.
WHAT IS A GRANT OF REPRESENTATION?
If you find yourself in a position whereby you are responsible for someone’s estate following their death, you will probably need to apply for a Grant of Representation.
This is a legal document which will give you the legal right to take control of an estate.
This usually is not a requirement if you are a spouse or civil partner, and the estate is held in joint names.
If you are named in the Will as an executor, you can apply for a Grant of Probate.
If there is no Will, you can apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration.
GET PROFESSIONAL HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST
At Osborne Morris & Morgan, we strive to provide expert support and advice, whilst ensuring the process is as stress-free as possible.
We can help you with the following probate services:
- Applications for Probate/letters of administration
- Deeds of variation
- The administration of an estate
Our charges for probate work are charged according to the amount of time needed to be spent in dealing with the matter. This can vary depending upon how many assets/debts there are to deal with and whether or not inheritance tax is payable amongst other things.
The current hourly rates of the probate specialists are £225+vat and £111+vat.
Whatever your needs or situation, our solicitors can make a difference. To speak to our specialist Probate team, please call 01525 378177, or contact us here.