Probate and Inheritance Claims

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Probate

We know everyone copes with the loss of a loved one in different ways and however you wish to deal with matters, we are here to support you, whatever your needs. When a Will is in place, the task of gaining Probate and settling your loved one’s financial affairs is generally much easier. However, when they don’t have a Will, it can often be extremely time consuming and frustrating and you may wish for a solicitor to help you with this process, to relieve the administrative burden.

What is Probate?

Probate is the general term used by most people to describe the legal processes used to administer an estate after someone has died. This means someone, usually the Executor(s), has to identify all of the potential beneficiaries, call in all of the assets, pay all of the debts, account to the taxman for any tax due and distribute the estate as dictated by the Will.

To find out more, please visit our more detailed Probate and Administration of Estates pages

Inheritance Act Claims

Sometimes an individual may die without making reasonable financial provision in their Will, or under the laws of Intestacy, for their relatives or dependents. This may be an ex-spouse or civil partner who is still receiving maintenance from the deceased, or a cohabitee or child who considers the Will to be unfair. In this instance there are grounds to make a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975. Often this can be resolved by mediation or round-table party discussions and avoid the need for court. We are here to guide you every step of the way and to help you solve your issues in the most effective and least costly way possible.

To find out more, please visit our more detailed Claims on an Estate under the Inheritance Act 1975 pages

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