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Probate Matters

Probate Matters

We at TML Solicitors can assist any Executors with their duties by dealing with the Probate. Not everyone will be aware of how to deal with the practical steps following the death of someone, therefore it is necessary to have a Solicitor to assist you. Our Solicitors are sensitive in dealing with these matters.

We will act for the Executors to obtain a Grant of Probate and following that to collect and distribute the assets of an Estate. Every case will have its own features in relation to properties savings and investments debts and the number of Beneficiaries entitled to inherit under the terms of the Will of the deceased. All work will be carried out or supervised by our Directors.

More complex accounts and trusts may with client agreement be drawn or checked by specialist tax experts instructed by the firm.

Our indicative charges describe the key work necessary following death to obtain a Grant of Representation to an Estate where we act for Executors of a deceased and administration of the Estate. In each case, preliminary steps are taken to establish the last Will of the deceased person and the extent of the Estate and to locate the Executors and Beneficiaries entitled under the Will.

Once any inheritance tax has been calculated we will manage the arrangement for payment and the Court will then normally issue the Grant of Probate.  The administration of an Estate involves collecting assets, meeting or paying claims and liabilities according to instructions of the deceased and adapting procedures to the circumstances of the Executors and Beneficiaries as the circumstances vary for each case.

Our services include:

  • Locating the last Will and any Codicil and evaluate the content and relevant circumstances
  • Identifying the legally appointed Executors or Administrators and Beneficiaries
  • Identifying the type of Probate application, you will require
  • Obtaining the relevant documents required to make the application and to create an account of assets and liabilities
  • Contacting asset holders and creditors and obtain the date of death valuation
  • Completing the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms
  • Preparing a Statement of Truth for signature
  • Making the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtaining funds and Paying any Inheritance Tax due
  • Applying for Probate
  • Obtaining the Probate and copies for your use
  • Discharging all liabilities
  • Collecting and distributing all assets in the estate

In a straightforward case the papers for application to the Court for a Grant of Probate may be made within 6 months but in more complex cases information is lacking or tax needs to be paid it can take a longer period.

Administration can take a year or longer depending upon the terms of any Will and instructions of the testator, the number and type of assets and the beneficiaries and tax liabilities that may take some time to resolve.  Interim payments can usually be made within a year and most legacies will be paid out once funds are in hand.

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We provide fixed fees for most circumstances whether for an individual or a couple seeking to prepare mirror wills. For more complex matters, we offer competitive rates for excellent legal advice and service. Please contact us on 0116 247 0022 to discuss your needs and obtain a quote. Or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back by the end of the next working day.

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