How can you gift to charity in your Will? There are various ways you can leave money or assets to charity when you die. The main way is by making a valid Will during your lifetime. The Will typically would then contain one or more of the following most c…
Our team of experienced probate lawyers deal with the administration of estates daily, from simple to highly complex estates involving multiple properties, trusts, international elements and inheritance and other tax implications.
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Our specialist team are also able to advise and provide guidance on the most complex aspects of administering an estate. For example, we can easily recognise when our clients require a limited Grant and can quickly and efficiently assist them in obtaining such grants to avoid any delay which may in turn jeopardise the value of a certain asset of the estate. This would be required, for instance, if a property needs selling quickly to avoid losing a prospective buyer. For further information see the blog from Sarah Berry.
We can provide you with as much or as little guidance and assistance following a death as you would like, from helping you obtain the death certificate and organise the funeral, to preparing the probate application form and any inheritance tax documentation, all the way to distributing the estate funds and finalising matters. We can deal with the full administration of an estate on your behalf if you feel unable to do so yourself, or we can advise and provide guidance at certain points along the way.
Our specialist team can also assist with the continuing administration of any trusts which arise following a person’s death. Additionally, our expertise stretches beyond non-contentious matters and we have a specialist, award winning Contentious Private Client team, one of very few in the country, who can assist with disputes arising in relation to a person’s estate.
If you are an executor or administrator of an estate and you would like any advice or assistance in relation to the administration of an estate, please contact the Private Client team for a no obligation initial call or meeting to discuss your situation. We can offer you a home visit if travelling to our office is difficult for you and will offer fixed fees wherever possible for complete peace of mind.
A sharp hike in the probate fees for larger estates has been announced by the government -resurrecting a plan that was dropped last year in the approach to the 2017 general election. The fee for applying for probate is set to increase from April 2019. C…