Probate & Estate Administration
We can deal with all aspects of the administration of a deceased person’s estate and are experienced in dealing with both straightforward and complex estates. We can advise and assist in administering your estate in a professional yet sensitive manner. Your family will find our team’s support invaluable following a bereavement.
If you wish to appoint professionals to administer your estate, we offer a full Executor and Trustee service, which will shield your family and beneficiaries from the varied and complex legal issues that can arise when a person dies. We are happy to act either alone or with lay persons nominated by you such as family members and friends.
Other areas on which we can advise are will disputes and potentially contentious estate matters and preparing deeds of variation to change the way an estate is divided after death. Any beneficiary who receives a benefit from an estate either through a will or intestacy can vary the terms of this benefit provided it is done within two years of death. A deed of variation can be used in a tax efficient manner for the benefit of others, relating for example to Inheritance Tax or Capital Gains Tax for estate planning. It is important to seek expert legal advice in this area to ensure the deed is drawn up correctly.
We appreciate that this is a difficult time for you and we will look after you with respect and support in a professional manner, with tailor made advice for you.