Probate and the administration of estates

Following the death of a relative or friend it is important to receive independent legal advice from a trusted source.

The immediate problems of obtaining official permission to administer an estate as well as the possibility of dealing with demands for inheritance tax payments can be overwhelming.

Expert guidance is needed as well as legal representation in order to deal with estates with or without a will.

In both cases we offer an initial meeting at our office or at your home, and very clear guidance on the options.

Probate is a process with clear steps and some of these you may wish to take yourself as executor. If you would rather leave the entire process to us, the fee will be larger but in either case it is usually a fixed fee.

Either way, we will always agree what we are being asked to do for the family and be clear about the costs of our involvement.

For straightforward legal advice on probate matters contact Lorna Bastian on 01245 673070 or