When someone dies, someone needs to sort everything out. Death is a major event which has consequences that need to be properly handled on behalf of the deceased. Probate is the legal authority conferred upon someone to carry out the administration of the estate.
The ‘estate’ includes;
- money, both cash and money in a bank or building society account. This could include money paid out on a life insurance policy
- money owed to the person who has died
- property, for example, their home
- personal possessions, for example, their car or jewellery
As your probate solicitor these are the services we can provide;
1. Register the death with all the relevant authorities without the need for you to obtain numerous death certificates and contact numerous authorities.
2. Obtain the official document called a grant which authorises a named individual to administer the estate for example close bank accounts and encash insurance policies held by the deceased.
3. Our application for a grant as a probate solicitor will be dealt with in priority to an individual’s application.
4. Deal with the inland revenue on your behalf.
5. Ensure monies are paid out to the correct beneficiaries – identification can be problematic especially if there is no will. we are fully insured.
6. Arrange for property to be transferred following a death or deal with its sale.
It is always best to get legal advice from a probate solicitor. We are an experienced firm who understand and are able to deal with all possible aspects that can arise on someone’s death.