Wills Trusts and Probate

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Daniel Boyle

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate

Insolvency

Administering an estate

After a loved one has died, there comes a point at which their assets and liabilities must be dealt with. This is always difficult, but it’s a process which we will help make as straightforward as possible.

If the deceased made a Will, executors are appointed. These are the people the deceased trusted to handle their estate and to make sure that wishes would be carried out. Where there is no Will, the administration of an estate is usually a more complex task. Intestacy rules apply, dictating who inherits what and when from the estate. One of these beneficiaries will need to administer the estate.

If you have been named as an executor in a Will or are dealing with an intestate estate, talk to us. We will be able to advise you on your duties and on any issues you are unsure about, from verifying and valuing assets, dealing with HM Revenue and Customs, applying to the Probate Court for a grant of representation, to paying creditors or handling an insolvent estate. Call on us as much or as little as you like; our involvement is on your terms.

The administration of estates involves strict rules, and this means that from time to time people who feel they ought to benefit don’t. Our Wills, Trusts and Estate Dispute Resolution service is designed to help you challenge a Will or the actions of an executor or administrator. Let us look into the circumstances and we’ll advise you on your position.

Ask us about our fixed fees, too. We are sometimes able to agree a set price for working on your matter, giving you certainty on the cost to the estate. 

For pricing information on grant of Probate & administering an estate please click here.

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