The administration of an estate can be more complicated than simply closing bank accounts and selling property. Frequently, professional advice will be needed to ensure that liabilities are identified and settled, the correct amount of tax is calculated and paid and that the estate is distributed according to the deceased wishes. Occasionally, advice is required in relation to Deeds of Variation, which can be used to redirect an inheritance to a different beneficiary.
Additionally, it’s important that those dealing with the estate protect themselves from claims which may be brought against the estate. This can happen if there are disappointed beneficiaries or unknown creditors.
During this difficult time, if you would prefer not to deal with the administration yourself, we can manage all the paperwork and financial matters on your behalf in a sensitive and efficient manner.
Our knowledgeable Bereavement and Probate solicitors are experienced in handling all types of estates, from the administration of straightforward estates to complex matters involving businesses, investments or land and farms. We also have experience of advising on foreign assets and where the deceased was domiciled abroad. We can provide you with peace of mind that your loved ones estate is properly distributed, legally and in accordance with their wishes.