Our dedicated team of specialists can assist you and your loved ones in making the Probate process as smooth as possible.
When someone passes, a legal process known as Probate will need to be carried out by the person you nominate to administer your estate, known as the Executor.
This is when your Will is granted validity in court and declared a true testament of your dying wishes. In order to gain access to your estate, your Executor(s) will need a Grant of Probate, which will give them permission to settle any debts and distribute remaining assets.
Obtaining a Grant of Probate
This can be a complex and time-consuming task, which requires lengthy forms to be completed and correspondence with legal professionals. It is often the last thing someone wants to do after they’ve lost a loved one.
Once the Grant of Probate has been given, the Executor(s) will then need to manage your assets in a process known as Estate Administration. As part of this process, it is a legal obligation of your Executor(s) to:
- Settle remaining debts
- Calculate and pay Inheritance Tax
- Distribute the remaining assets to the Beneficiaries
If the Estate Administration isn’t dealt with correctly, the Executor(s) may become personally liable for any outstanding debts and unpaid taxes. This is an added stress which we can help you avoid using our expertise.
Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists and find out how we can help.
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We are a specialist Will writing, Probate & Trusts company. This is all that we do. As a result, we're able to provide the highest quality service possible - something that is reflected in our fantastic customer reviews.
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ELM was established in 2000 and has been providing a professional and reliable service ever since. We are members of the Institute of Professional Will Writers and our in-house training development plan means all our employees achieve industry-recognised qualifications.
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We have helped over 30,000 people to complete their Wills, leaving them safe in the knowledge that their family’s interests have been properly protected.
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