Family loss or bereavement is a difficult time, when you need a sympathetic and understanding approach from your legal advisers.

Probate is the process of dealing with someone’s affairs after a bereavement. An application for legal authority to do this (grant of probate) may be necessary and this is where our probate department can help.

The process of applying for a grant of probate can often be complicated, particularly if there is Inheritance Tax to pay.

Applying for probate without seeing a lawyer is not without risks. Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. Taking legal advice at an early stage avoids problems arising which could ultimately result in delays in administering the estate.

The complexities of applying for probate are not always apparent and it can appear that matters are straightforward when in fact, this just isn’t the case. In all but the most straightforward cases, it is important to seek timely specialist advice that could save you time, money and worry.
Our probate team can guide you through the process from start to finish, providing help and support with the legal and technical work required to obtain probate and ensuring matters are sorted out in a fast and efficient way with minimum disruption.

For more information about how we can help, contact Lynn Vowles