Probate Society of Will Writers
Have you recently suffered a bereavement?
Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at a difficult and emotional time. I can assist in supporting you and providing direction to administer your friend or loved one’s estate (everything they own; all of their assets (whether real or personal property) and their liabilities).
I work in partnership with a trusted partner Premier Solicitors who will manage all the legal aspects of the estate of administration. They are a leading law firm offering competitive fixed fees and dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service over a range of legal services. They were founded in 2006, operating nationally with Head Offices in Bedford. The firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.
Whether you need some advice on what steps to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, whatever the circumstances the right answers and solutions will be available for you. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive and you should be reassured that a Fixed Fee Probate Service will be available. This means that you will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.
What is probate?
The Probate process is needed when investments (typically over £5,000) were held in the deceased’s sole name and the banks, building societies and other organisations request for a Grant of Probate/ Letters of Administration in order to release the funds held.
Who is a personal representative and what are their duties?
A personal representative is usually the Executor of the deceased’s will. When a person dies without making a will, the personal representative is the person a grant of Letters of Administration has been given to. It is the duty of the personal representative to pay off all the debts of the deceased and if this is not done then they may be liable to pay money back into the estate. In order to avoid this, it is advised that the personal representative should apply for an Insolvency Administration Order.
How soon can a Grant of Probate/ Letters of administration be obtained?
In straightforward estates Premier Solicitors can prepare all the necessary papers within 5 working days of receiving full information about the estate from the Executor/Administrator signing and returning the duly signed papers to Premier Solicitors.