5 reasons to have a specialist Probate Lawyer
Our top 5 reasons why using a specialist Probate Lawyer will make Probate easier for you
It’s never easy to lose a loved one. At Wheelers Solicitors we are here to help and guide you through this undoubtedly difficult time with care, discretion and consideration. If you are also the executor of an estate (or an administrator when there is no Will) then you will also be facing a lot of responsibility at this time. Wheelers Solicitors have a dedicated specialist Probate Lawyer and support team who can help guide you through this process.
Balancing being an Executor while you are grieving yourself
The period of mourning and adjustment that follows a bereavement can be overwhelming, let alone when you are also the Executor of an Estate. Your Probate Lawyer will guide you through the process with patience, understanding and support.
Modern families can be complicated. Step-children, estranged siblings, ‘merged’ families, the list goes on. At a time where emotions are running high, any tense relationships can be exacerbated. Having a specialist Probate Lawyer by your side can help to ensure smooth relations between all parties during this difficult period.
Probate can be a time-consuming process which requires a lot of attention to detail, and any error may cost you a large amount of both time and money. A specialist Probate Lawyer understands the pitfalls and knows what to look out for. Potentially saving you time, money and stress in the process.
If you have not been an Executor before then it can be very easy to overlook certain details. Probate can be complicated and should any errors arise then the Executor(s) can be held personally liable. Probate Lawyers understand the complexity of Inheritance Tax law and will make sure that you don’t end up personally liable for any debts of the Estate.
Probate Lawyers have undertaken specialist training to understand the Law of Wills and Succession and the complexities regarding Inheritance Tax. If a Grant of Probate is required then your lawyer will prepare a full set of Estate Accounts, a tax document for HMRC (even if there is no Inheritance Tax to pay) and will prepare the application for the Grant itself.
Your Probate Lawyer will also be able to advise you on any complex issues regarding the gifts in the Will or where there are disputes in the family regarding this.
How Wheelers Solicitors can help you
You can also learn more about our Estate Administration services here.