Probate and estate administration services solicitors

Estate administration, also known as probate, is the process of ascertaining and dealing with the assets and liabilities of an estate and executing the Will according to the wishes of the deceased. If the deceased died without a Will, their estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.

Before an estate can be distributed, the executors named in the Will may have to apply for a grant of probate or if the deceased died without a Will, the next of kin may need to apply for letters of administration.

Probate and estate administration services solicitors

A probate solicitor can either take care of all aspects of probate on your behalf or they can provide legal advice on any specific area you want help with such as:

  • applying for the grant of representation;
  • handling all the inheritance tax issues;
  • managing the sale of any assets;
  • dealing with the transfer of any property, land or assets to the beneficiaries; and
  • handling will and probate disputes.

After the difficulties of bereavement, probate is just one of the many things you’ll have to deal with at this distressing time. No matter what stage you are at with the administration of an estate, or what area of probate you need specific help with, our experienced Wills and probate solicitors will be happy to answer your questions and offer their professional advice.

Fixed-fee probate legal services

We offer a dedicated service to deal with the administration of the estate on your behalf undertaken by our probate solicitors on a fixed-fee basis. For our full pricing transparency please click here.

Naturally, every estate is different and there are many factors that can affect what is required to sort out what happens to someone’s estate after they die.

The legal fees associated with probate are based on the value and nature of the assets, whether or not there is a Will, whether or not there are any debts to be settled and the number of beneficiaries.

Once all of the details of the estate have been understood, we will provide a fixed-fee probate quote. The price will not change unless circumstances change during the process, or the information we were provided with at the outset is shown not to be correct.

How we can help

Our probate solicitors provide dependable, practical support and ensure that probate and any other outstanding issues are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

For more information about our fixed-fee probate services, contact our Leeds, Sheffield or York offices by calling 0333 323 5292 or by filling in the enquiry form on this page and requesting a call back.

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