When someone dies it can be complicated, emotional and confusing. We can help support you and provide direction to administer your loved ones estate – known as Probate.
If you need advice on what you need to do or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf we have the right solution for you.
At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive, so that is why Wellingborough Wills offer Fixed Fee Probate Services. You will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.
Wellingborough Wills work in partnership with our trusted partner Premier Solicitors who will manage all of the legal aspects of the estate of administration.
Who are Premier Solicitors?
Premier Solicitors was founded in 2006, operating nationally with Head Offices in Bedford. They offer competitive fixed fees and provide a professional and affordable legal service. The Firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.
What is an estate?
Someone’s estate is everything that they own; all of their assets (whether real property or personal property) and their liabilities.
Who are Executors and what are their responsibilities?
An executor is a person the deceased wished to deal with the administration of their estate after their death. It is your Executor’s responsibility to:
- determine what property and other assets you owned, as well as your liabilities.
- arrange for current valuations of your personal possessions, property, investments, any pension or insurance entitlements due and also any debts and bills
- arrange for the payment of your funeral
- establish Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax liabilities and complete the necessary tax returns to submit to the Revenue
- complete and submit the necessary Probate Registry forms
- arrange the clearance and sale of any property
- collect assets and pay any debts
- arrange for the distribution of legacies and gifts to your beneficiaries
- compile detailed accounts to give to the main beneficiaries
- in the case of minor children being beneficiaries, then your Executor may act as Trustee for ongoing trusts, to hold their monies until they reach 18.
For help with any matters relating to probate, simply complete the form below and we will be in touch.