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Probate Explained

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Most people have not acted as an executor of an estate. The first time you are handed the task of winding up someone’s affairs it can seem daunting.

If you are acting as executor or administrator for the first time, we hope this website can help you to understand what it is you are being asked to do and how the process works.

This part of the site is divided into the following sections:

What Is Probate?

This section is designed to give you an overview about a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. It explains what these allow you to do and the general process before and after the grant is issued, including who is entitled to apply for a grant.

About Probate Law

What to Do After a Death

Obtaining probate is one part of the challenge facing relatives and friends of a deceased. This section breaks down what you need to do, with helpful links about who you need to contact and organisations which can help grieving relatives.

What to Do Next

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax can have a big impact on relatives and dependants, especially if houses or assets need to be sold to pay the tax. This section is designed to give a basic explanation of the regime.

About Inheritance Tax

Planning for a Death

The easiest way to ensure that an estate is dealt with in the quickest, most straightforward way is to plan before you die.

Contact our Probate Lawyers

Our team of probate lawyers and accountants offer a friendly, efficient and comprehensive service. We take care of every detail, saving you stress and giving you time when you need it most. Call us to speak to a lawyer today on 0845 034 7344 or contact us via our online contact form.

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