Transition seems a popular word at the moment. Donald Trump is making the transition. Is BREXIT a transition? There is gender transitioning.
And of course there is that transition period between the date of someone’s death and inheritance passing to the next generation. Probate is a feature of that transitional period. There has been a milestone, an event which will definitely mark a new era. Obviously the estate administration must be done efficiently, but it is not all about the deceased.
What is to happen next? The beneficiaries need help and guidance too at a difficult time. Perhaps the will should be varied; is there an advantage in transferring assets rather than selling and splitting the proceeds; is investment advice required?
At Probaters we try always to keep an eye on the bigger picture.