Taking the Headache Out of the Probate Administration Process

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When a loved one passes away, in many instances, the legal process of probate needs to be implemented to administer the deceased’s estate (this is normally the executor of the estate).

The probate process can sometimes be complex and lengthy depending on an individual’s will and other estate planning procedures. As a result, it’s not advisable to carry out probate yourself in order to avoid delays and additional costs.

At Swansea Legal Solutions, we offer a comprehensive probate advice and administration service to our clients to take the headache out of this process and to ensure the smooth distribution of estate assets.

We offer this service from as little at £165 + VAT with a free, 30-minute initial consultation to ensure we are able to give you the advice and guidance you need.

What is Grant of Probate?

Essentially, probate will come into play when an individual’s will is granted validity in court and declared a true testament of their dying wishes. In order to gain access to your estate, your executors will need a Grant of Probate which will give them permission to settle any debts and distribute the remaining assets.

Obtaining a Grant of Probate involves completing lengthy forms and submitting these to the relevant court. Once the Grant of Probate has been given, the executors will then need to manage the assets in a process known as Estate Administration. As part of this process, it is a legal obligation of the executors to:

·        Settle remaining debts

·        Calculate and pay Inheritance Tax

·        Distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries.

If the Estate Administration isn’t dealt with correctly, the executors could become personally liable for any outstanding debts and unpaid taxes.

At Swansea Legal Solutions we can take the pressure off executors by ensuring an estate is administered efficiently, with compassion and in line with the deceased person’s wishes. It is a good idea to obtain independent legal advice at the outset, so that you are aware of what is involved and to avoid making serious errors which is why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to all clients before they make a commitment to working with us.

To find out more, visit our website here or call us today on:

01792 420844.