Probate, or the Administration of Estates, is the process of sorting out a person’s legal and financial affairs after they have died.
Being given the task of winding up someone’s estate has heavy responsibilities and can be legally difficult during a personally distressing time.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Wills, Trusts & Probate Team is here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of relieving our clients from the burden of getting probate.
We will work with you to ensure that the deceased’s estate is wound up correctly and efficiently and that their wishes are followed.
How do we achieve this?
How an estate is dealt with depends on whether or not the deceased left a valid Will. If a Will is in place and you have been named as the executor, Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Wills, Trust & Probate team will help you apply for a Grant of Probate. This is an official document needed by law before the assets of the deceased can be distributed.
Where there is no valid Will (known as dying ‘intestate’), the process is more complicated. The law dictates who has the legal right to administer the estate. This person (or persons) will need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration, the official document required to deal with the estate. We will assist you with this application.
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Wills, Trusts & Probate specialists are available in all our offices and can arrange to visit you in your own home, nursing home or hospital if preferred.