Wills & Probate: Probate & Estate Administration
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Our specialist Probate Solicitors here at Storrar Cowdry can help to make the Probate process as stress-free and painless as possible for you.
They offer a friendly and approachable service, which they tailor to each individual's specific circumstances and needs.
We are only too aware that Probate can be very straightforward for some families and full of complexity, dispute and uncertainty for others therefore you can rest assured that the team will provide you with expert advice on your own unique circumstances.
Our expert team of experienced Probate Solicitors can help:
- In circumstances where someone has died without leaving a Will.
- Where a Will has been made and executors named.
- Regardless of whether the Estate left is large or small.
- In cases where the Grant of Probate has already been obtained as well as cases where we would need to apply for it on your behalf.
- By ensuring that the same Solicitor deals with your case from start to finish. You will be given a direct telephone number and email address for the Solicitor to make contact simple and straight-forward.
Below is a Glossary of some of the most common terms used when dealing with Probate:
Administrator - The person appointed to deal with the estate after a death if the deceased did not make a Will or did not appointed an Executor in their Will.
Beneficiary - Someone named in a Will to receive something from the deceased's estate.
Bequest - A gift of personal property left to someone in a Will.
Codicil - A supplement to a Will intended to alter the contents of an existing Will.
Estate - Everything a person owns at the time of their death including property, money and possessions.
Executor - Someone named in a Will to deal with the financial affairs after death and to administer the estate in accordance with the contents of the Will.
Grant of Probate - Authority given by the Probate Registry to the Executor to deal with the financial affairs of the deceased.
Intestacy - A term used when the deceased has not left a Will.
Legacy - A gift made to a beneficiary in a Will. This can be a gift of money, an object or property.
Residuary Estate - The balance of a deceased's estate that is left after payment of all debts such as funeral expenses, legacies, and other expenses.
Our expert Probate Solicitors have a wealth of experience and are experts in their field. They can help to make the often arduous Probate procedure as simple as possible.
They will always act sensitively and completely confidentially.
Contact us without any obligation to discuss your individual circumstances with one of the team.
Find out more about the costs involved and what service is included on our Fees page.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost?
Every estate differs and it is difficult to be precise about our charges but on our Fees Page, we aim to give you an illustration of our costs. We will give you a more detailed letter of engagement when we start acting for you and know more about your circumstances.
How long will it take?
Because every estate is so different it is difficult to answer this with any accuracy. We will be able to provide you with an estimate once we know more about your individual circumstances.
What are the benefits of instructing a Probate Solicitor?
Instructing a probate solicitor may speed up the amount of time it takes to complete the probate process. More importantly, it can remove much of the stress and inconvenience of Probate which can be complex.
Find out what our clients think about us.
"Just to say a big thank you for all the work you have done in relation to the trust in George’s Will. We do appreciate it. Could not have done it without you "
"Both Gillian Knowles and her secretary for making us feel welcome and valued. For listening well and guiding us with clear and professional advice. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to put their affairs in order. We would like to say a personal thank you to Gillian for her excellent approach which was both warm and professional at all times. "
"Louise Eccleston was most helpful in regards to my queries about Inheritance Tax and putting a Life Policy in Trust."
"Thank you Louise for making this so easy during such a difficult time."