Probate and Estate Administration services in VIRGINIA WATER

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Probate and estate administration solicitors in Virginia Water, Surrey

Get professional advice and guidance from the probate and estate administration experts at Charles Coleman LLP. Located in Virginia Water and serving clients across the home counties, we understand that dealing with the estate of a loved one after their passing can be extremely challenging. Our team of solicitors is here to assist you with all matters related to probate and winding up someone’s affairs.

Whether or not the deceased left a Will, it is often recommended to seek expert help in order to ensure the proper finalisation of the estate. This is particularly important as personal representatives can be held personally liable for any financial losses resulting from mistakes, even if they were unintentional.

At Charles Coleman Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being sympathetic and supportive throughout this difficult process. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you. If you have any questions or concerns about what is involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can call us at 01344 843 666, email us at enquiries@charles-coleman.com, or simply fill out our contact form. We are here to help.

For information regarding our fees, see our Pricing and services page. Alternatively, please feel free to give us a ring on 01344 843 666 and we will be happy to discuss the likely costs with you.

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Obtaining a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration

Our team will assess whether a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration is necessary based on the circumstances. If the deceased did not leave a Will, we will guide you through the process of obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration. However, in some cases where the estate is small, a Grant may not be required.

In addition, we can handle the task of informing the relevant authorities about the death on your behalf. We will also assist in calculating the potential Inheritance Tax by evaluating the assets of the deceased. If the tax is applicable, we will determine the amount that needs to be paid. Once the tax has been settled, we will proceed with the application for a Grant from the Probate Registry.

Estate administration

Once we have obtained the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, we will take care of the estate administration process. This includes gathering all the assets and settling any outstanding debts and liabilities of the estate. Our team will meticulously prepare comprehensive estate accounts and collaborate with residuary beneficiaries to obtain their approval.

Upon completion of all necessary tasks, we will make arrangements for the distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries. This distribution will be carried out according to the instructions outlined in the deceased’s Will. In cases where there is no Will, the distribution will be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy.

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Our probate and estate administration services

We offer a full range of probate and estate administration services, to include the following:

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Assessing the estate to see whether a Grant of Probate or Grant of Administration is necessary

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Calculating whether Inheritance Tax will be payable and, if so, how much is due

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Advice on how to pay Inheritance Tax

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Obtaining a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration

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Searching for unknown assets

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Locating beneficiaries

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Placing press advertisements as necessary

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Administering the estate

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Deeds of variation

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Trust deeds

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Preparing detailed estate accounts

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Distributing the estate

We can also deal with related issues such as conveyancing if the deceased owned a property that needs to be sold or transferred.

Contact our probate and estate administration solicitors in Virginia Water, Surrey

At Charles Coleman LLP, our probate and estate administration lawyers deal efficiently with estate matters after a death. We are known for our excellent attention to detail as well as for the way in which we look after our clients.

If you would like to speak to our probate and estate administration solicitors, ring us on 01344 843 666, email us at enquiries@charles-coleman.com or fill in our contact form and we will be happy to help.

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