Estate Administration and Probate
What is Estate Administration?
Estate administration is the process of settling a person’s legal and tax affairs after they’ve died. This process is required after every death, whether or not there is a Will. It can involve dealing with all the deceased’s assets (such as property, shares and personal possessions), paying debts, Inheritance and Income Tax and transferring inheritance to the beneficiaries of the estate.
What is Probate?
The estate administration process is also often referred to as ‘Probate’, a Latin term which technically means to ‘prove’ the last Will and Testament as valid. The ‘Grant of Probate’ must be obtained from the probate registry before estate administration can begin.
What is an Executor?
An executor is a person appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person.
Estate Administration and Executor responsibilities can be complex, time consuming and stressful.
Executors are legally and financially liable for any mistakes made during the estate administration process. This is why many people prefer to appoint a specialist legal firm to do the work.
Why Nightingale Law?
- Estate administration according to the deceased’s wishes
- We offer a fixed fee – not an hourly rate
- Personal Estate Manager assigned to your case
- Online case tracker – regular updates
- Legal and tax responsibility and liability taken by us on your behalf
- National network of specialist tax and legal teams advise on any situation
- We sell probate property quickly – no sale no fee
- We can advise whether or not there is a Will
- Burden of time consuming and stressful tasks is taken away
- Inheritance paid as quickly as possible to the beneficiaries
Please contact us by clicking a link below for a confidential, no obligation chat to find out how we can help you.
Included in FIXED FEE
- Completion of all income and inheritance tax forms
- Setting up Trusts in a Will
- Valuing assets
- Postal redirection
- Arranging for pet re-homing
- Cancelling or transferring utilities
- Registering unregistered properties
- Specialist buildings insurance
- Distribution of funds to beneficiaries
- Producing estate accounts