Probate & Estate Administration

What is Probate & Estate Administration?

Many of us hear the term Probate, and commonly associate this word with the entire process of Estate Administration, when in most circumstances, we apply for a Grant of Probate so we can go through Estate Administration.

Whichever way you decide to say it, it is the management of the deceased’s estate by an executor or personal representative, from dealing with properties, working out and paying inheritance tax, closing accounts, paying debts, accumulating assets, and distributing the estate to its beneficiaries are some of the duties carried out.

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How can we help?

Whether you would like to go through full estate administration, or you would like certain aspects of the process carried out, we are flexible to fit your needs.

Similar to writing your own Will, there is a lot of knowledge that a professional has picked up throughout their years of working in this field, that someone hoping to go through this process maybe once or twice in their entire life, will likely never know.

It is also worth considering whether you want to carry out those duties, there will be a lot of learning on the job, and you may have a family and job of your own to consider before taking on more responsibility, not to mention you may have just lost someone very close to you.

What do we do next?

We would arrange a time to discuss your requirements and complete our fact find. Once this has been completed, we will provide you with a fixed fee quote for the work required, it is then over to you whether you would like to proceed or not.

Did you know?

Whilst having a professional go through estate administration on your behalf is often a good thing, there are circumstances where a professional is appointed in a cheap/free Will as the executor. Some can be quite expensive (charging upwards of 5% of your estate), and they can be reluctant to step down, so be very careful, nothing in life is ever for free, this is no different.

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Similar to Wills & LPAs, there are certain aspects of Probate/Estate Administration you can do yourself, what is also similar is that if something goes wrong, you as the executor are responsible for this (and why some choose to insure themselves).

There are aspects of estate administration that are not easily found, and often only learnt through years of experience. Speak to one of our experts so they can share this experience with you.

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Our legal help is professional, affordable and our Estate Planners will look at your specific needs individually. We will ensure your service is tailored to you – every step of the way.

If you would like to speak to one of our Estate Planners to arrange your free, no obligation consultation, please get in touch.

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Redwood Wills & Estate Planning, North Cottage,
Stanstead Road, Ware, SG12 8PS, England.