PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Following the death of a family member or friend it is a very stressful and emotional time. We offer a bespoke service and will provide you with as little or as much assistance and guidance as needed.

What is Probate?

This is the term given to the legal authorisation of a person to deal with the estate of a deceased person whether under the terms of a Will or as the closest relative under the Intestacy rules. The document received will be a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Estate administration

The administration of the estate can be complex and time consuming, but we aim to take the burden from you and we will:

  • Interpret the Will and identify who the Executors are
  • Identify who will “administer” the estate in the absence of a Will
  • Value the estate
  • Prepare the account to HM Revenue & Customs
  • Apply for the Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Pay any Inheritance Tax due from the estate
  • Administer the estate and distribute to the beneficiaries
  • Prepare estate accounts
  • Provide advice and full administration of an estate if no Will has been left – intestacy
  • Advise and administer insolvent estates
  • Offer a Fixed Fee for obtaining the Grant only
  • Offer a Fixed fee estimate for the full administration of an estate at the outset of the matter

We can provide additional assistance to Executors/Administrators during the administration of the estate by:

  • Providing advice on any post death changes to the Will or Intestacy
  • The distribution only of the estate to the named beneficiaries
  • A reseal of a foreign Grant (if appropriate)
  • Liaising with a solicitor to deal with assets located abroad
  • Reconstituting the title deeds of an unregistered property
  • Dealing with sale or transfer of a property ML solicitors

We understand that this is a difficult time and we therefore offer a free initial meeting whether this be at our office or at your home to discuss your personal requirements and provide you specialist advice.

Intestacy

Should your friend or loved one have died without making a Will then it is left to the Intestacy rules to determine

  • Who will deal with the estate
  • Who will inherit the estate

We will:

  • Guide you through the intestacy rules
  • Identify who will “administer” the estate in the absence of a Will
  • Identify who will benefit from the estate
  • Value the estate
  • Prepare the account to HM Revenue & Customs
  • Apply for the Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Pay any Inheritance Tax due from the estate
  • Administer the estate and distribute to the beneficiaries
  • Prepare estate accounts
  • Offer a Fixed fee estimate for the full administration of the estate at the outset of the matter
Insolvent estates

Following the death of a family member or friend it often becomes apparent that there are insufficient assets to settle all of the debts of the estate. This further adds to the upset and distress at this difficult time.

Oakwood Solicitors offers a full administration service for insolvent estates on a fixed fee basis. We will:

  • Collect all the assets held in the estate
  • Contact all creditors of the estate
  • Prepare estate accounts
  • Settle the preferential debts
  • Liaise with creditors
  • Finalise the estate

Our aim is to relieve you from the additional worry from you and allow you to attend to the important issues following your loss.

Probate Services for Corporate Clients

We offer a corporate service to firms who require a Grant only for the purposes of claims being made on behalf of the estate or for claims to continue should death occur mid claim:

  • Personal injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • CICA
  • Care Home Claims
  • Medical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease

We will:

  • Deal directly with your client to obtain all the necessary information
  • Prepare the application for the Grant
  • Account to HM Revenue & Customs
  • Forward the Grant directly to you once received
  • Keep the client updated during the application process
WHAT TO DO NEXT

If you would like to enquire about any of our Wills and Probate services, call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email us at enquiries@oakwoodsolicitors.co.uk.

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