We fully understand that when someone has passed away it is an extremely difficult time for family members and friends. We are able to offer a number of services to assist you with the estate administration.
1. We can just obtain the Grant of Representation to the Estate and once this has been obtained, we pass the same over to you for you to complete the rest of the work. In most cases, this can be done on a fixed fee basis.
2. We can support the executors throughout the process whereby the executors choose which part of the process they wish to carry out themselves and those which they require help with.
3. We can deal with the full Estate administration from house clearance through to final distribution.
We can also assist you should complications arise during the probate process, for example if someone raises a claim under the Inheritance Tax Act, if the validity of the Will is challenged by someone or if a dispute arises around the estate.
The costs for assisting you will depend upon the level of service which you feel is required. We will provide you with a clear indication of our costs for each stage of the matter. If we are assisting with just obtaining the Grant of Representation, we will charge for this on a fixed fee basis which will be quoted for at the outset of the matter.
It can be difficult to give you an accurate estimate of the likely time an Estate will take to administer. We will however do our best to provide you with timescales at the beginning of the matter. If there is Inheritance Tax to pay on the Estate, the time the estate administration will take, will be considerably lengthier than for an estate where there is no inheritance tax to pay.
Please contact us if you require assistance.