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Dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away can be a daunting responsibility. There are a number of different steps to get right even when dealing with a straightforward estate and things can get much more challenging if there are complex issues to sort out.
Our approachable and highly experienced probate solicitors can guide you through every stage of probate and estate administration, making sure you have all the support you need to carry out your role effectively and make sure that the deceased’s wishes are respected.
We have particular experience of dealing with complex estates, including those involving business assets, high value assets and international assets. Our team can also provide clear, expert guidance for cases where the deceased failed to leave a Will and their estate must be dealt with under intestacy rules.
How our probate solicitors in Hammersmith can help you
Our solicitors are here to make dealing with every stage of the probate process as simple and stress-free as possible. Members of our team include a qualified TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) and solicitors fluent in Finnish and Spanish, as well as English.
Applying for grant of probate
If you have been named as the executor of a Will, we can help you apply for grant of probate, giving you the legal authority to deal with the deceased’s estate. Where there was no Will, we can assist you with applying for letters of administration instead, so you can take charge of administering the deceased’s estate.
Administering an estate
We can guide you through every stage of administering an estate, ensuring you meet your legal obligations and making the whole process as easy as possible on you. Our solicitors can assist with gathering the assets of the estate, having them valued, paying any Inheritance Tax due, making the bequests specified by the Will (or intestacy rules) and preparing the estate accounts.
Dealing with inheritance disputes
In the unfortunate event that there are any disputes over the estate, we can provide clear, practical guidance and representation to help you achieve a positive resolution as quickly and painlessly as possible. In most cases, inheritance disputes can be resolved out of court through negotiation and non-confrontational dispute resolution, but we can also ensure you have the very best representation for court proceedings if required.
Our probate fees
Some of our probate work, such as assistance with applying for a grant of probate, can be carried out on a fixed fee basis. This gives you certainty over the costs involved.
Other charges are based on our hourly rates and any relevant third-party costs. We will provide an initial estimate at the beginning of the matter in accordance with the circumstances of the case. This estimate could be reviewed depending on the work involved.
We are happy to discuss your requirements and prepare a cost estimate to meet your needs.
Find out more about our probate pricing.
Contact our probate lawyers in Hammersmith, London
For further advice and information about probate and estate administration from our friendly, expert solicitors in Hammersmith, London, please contact Outi Hubbard on email@example.com, Ana Gonzalez on firstname.lastname@example.org, Aisling Wogan on email@example.com, Pascale Goodheart on firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathan Tidd on email@example.com, or by using our simple contact form.