Dealing with the Estate of someone who has died

Published: Tuesday 27th January 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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What is Probate? What happens if there is no Will? Family dispute?

Bereavement is a difficult time for any individual or family and as well as dealing with the loss of that person, you will often have to deal with financial matters including: arranging (and paying) for the funeral, informing and dealing with the banks, the pension providers, the life insurance and sorting out any property owned by the person who has died.

Estates are often more complicated than people assume, even with a Will there may be a requirement to obtain a ‘Grant of Probate’ to deal with the assets within the Estate. This requires a formal application to a Probate Registry and the completion of what can often be complicated tax forms.

There are then the unexpected elements that some have to deal with such as disputes between the family, concerns about the validity of a Will and even claims from the Department of Work and Pensions for repayment of overpaid benefits.

The stress and difficulties that arise when dealing with the financial aspect of a deceased person’s estate can be taken away by instructing Solicitors. However, many people are often worried about the cost of doing so.

QualitySolicitors Lockings can advise on all areas of dealing with an Estate and will offer a fixed fee for most services. You can visit one of the specialist team about a specific legal issue for a fixed price of just £99.

The full administration services are often cheaper than most people assume as the fees are based on the complexity of a matter not the financial value of an Estate.

If you’d like to book a free appointment to discuss the administration of an Estate, contact QualitySolicitors Lockings on 01482 300200.

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Published: Tuesday 27th January 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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