As your probate solicitor we pride ourselves as a team on providing good, clear and impartial advice in a professional and sympathetic manner during what can be a difficult time.
“Probate” is the term generally used to mean the administration of someone’s estate after he or she has died and distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will or the laws of intestacy.
The GOV.UK website has a good overivew of Wills, probate and inheritance that is well worth reading to help you understand the different terms.
If someone dies without making a Will, they are said to have died intestate. In this instance, after funeral costs and debts are paid, the law dictates who will receive your estate.
We can also advise on setting up a Trust to protect your assets.
As your probate solicitor can help you with:
- Checking if there is a Will and if so helping to administer it
- Dealing with inheritance tax issues if they are relevant
- Setting up and managing Trusts
- Collecting assets
- Settling any debts of the deceased
- Distribution of the estate in accordance with the Will
- Disputed Wills or estates
As this is often an extremely difficult time for the family and friends of the deceased, we can provide the support you need to manage what may be a complicated process. We will do so sensitively and professionally and have helped thousands of clients with this process over the years.
To talk to us about supporting someone when they are unable to deal with their affairs please call us for more information:
Manchester Office: 0161 914 9881
Oldham Office: 0161 624 6811
Todmorden Office: 01706 815712
Team Oldham and Manchester: Rachel Damianou and Jyoti Patel.
Team – Todmorden: Emma Piszkalo, Amelia Ormerod