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Probate or Estate Administration by its other name

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Probate is also referred to as estate administration

Whilst theres no lecture from us on this topic, we would say that this is often a very complex process, not to be attempted without some experience, a lot of spare time and patience.

We understand that dealing with the death of a loved one can be a stressful and emotional experience. This is why we want to support our clients at their time of need by offering them access to professional services that can reduce the burden on them at this difficult time.

One task that you may need to consider is administering the estate of the person who has passed away. This can be a complex and time consuming legal process that involves dealing with all of the assets and liabilities associated with the estate. This could include property, stocks, shares, bank accounts and other personal belongings that need to be distributed in line with the Will.

There is often a significant amount of paperwork that needs to be completed, not to mention liaising with various third parties and calculating the tax that is payable on the estate. Some clients choose to undertake the estate administration themselves but others prefer to appoint a specialist firm to do the hard work for them.

We recommend & work with Kings Court Trust, one of the UKs leading estate administration specialists. We are a gold partner and if you choose to use us, we would remain your direct contact throughout and they would actually do all of the complex administration because it is what they do.

They have helped over 7,000 families deal with the estates of their loved ones, offering a range of services to reduce the stress and work involved, such as providing:

  • Free, impartial and practical advice on what to do when someone dies so that you can understand your options and make an informed decision with confidence
  • A comprehensive estate administration service that will remove the stress, effort and legal liability of dealing with a potentially complicated process yourself
  • A fixed fee service so that you know exactly what you will pay up front and dont have the uncertainty of hourly rates or contingency fees to consider
  • Regular updates on how the estate is being managed and the opportunity to track progress at any time thanks to Insight, our exclusive online monitoring system
  • You will be allocated a dedicated personal estate adviser and can contact them directly by phone or email no call centre queues or being passed from person to person when you need to speak to someone about your case

A lot of people simply turn to the nearest High Street solicitor to get the job done without a second thought about the cost, and whilst this is the easy option, it may not be the most effective or efficient solution. Solicitors charge in the region of 2-3% of the gross value of the estate, Banks have been known to charge 4-6%. We on the other hand only charge for what needs to be done. So why pay more?

For an informal discussion about Kings Court Trust and their services, please get in touch.

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What can you do about it?

Let us talk you through the options. This is a complex issue so we will need to assess your personal situation very carefully to make sure you get the right advice.

Contact us now to arrange an initial discussion.

 

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