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Our specialist Probate Team can assist with all manners of Probate cases.
Following the death of a relative or friend it is very often necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate of their will or Letters of Administration (if there is no Will) to enable the Executor or Administrator of the estate to deal with paying bills/legacies and distributing the residue of the estate. This often involves the sale of property and effects and the payment of Inheritance Tax.
We have experienced lawyers and a Chartered Accountant who can guide you and help you with any aspect of Probate or the administration of an estate – however complicated or simple – from registering the death to dealing with a challenge to the Probate Application.
Very occasionally, a dispute arises after someone has died. Beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries can challenge Wills or Intestacies.
On occasion, a Will or the rules that apply to Intestacy (where there is no valid Will) can fail to provide reasonable financial provision for a spouse, former spouse, family member or partner. The law permits a claim to be made against the deceased’s estate to redress the injustice this causes.
Early, detailed advice is vital in this complex area. See disputes.
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