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Probate

What is probate?

Probate is the name given to the legal way of distributing a person's assets on death.

If there is a Will it may be necessary to obtain a legal document called a Grant of Probate that allows an Executor to distribute assets as detailed in a person's Will.

If there is no Will (intestacy) it maybe necessary to obtain a legal document called a Grant of Letters of Administration that allows the next of kin to distribute assets in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy.

How we can help?

The death of a family member is an emotional and stressful time. Our team of probate specialists can provide friendly, effective and sympathetic advice on all aspects of your loved one's affairs following their death, whether or not a Will has been made.

If you are an Executor of a Will we can:

  • Advise you on your legal obligations in connection with settling the Estate.
  • Assist in obtaining the Grant of Probate for an Executor.
  • Assist you with the entire practicalities of settling the deceased's affairs in connection with the Estate or, should you wish, any specific parts of the administration.

If you are a beneficiary of a Will we can:

  • Advise you of your rights.
  • Advise on any opportunities to re-organise your inheritance to protect your own Estate for the benefit of your family from potential problems such as Inheritance Tax when you die.

If there is no Will and you are the next of kin we can:

  • Advise you on your legal obligations in connection with settling the Estate.
  • Assist in obtaining the Grant of Letters of Administration.
  • Assist you with the entire practicalities of settling the deceased's affairs in connection with the Estate or, should you wish, any specific parts of the administration.

Our dedicated team:

  • Has extensive experience of dealing with Estates of all sizes.
  • Offers a streamlined service to ensure that all information is gathered quickly to minimise any delay in probate being granted and assets distributed.
  • Liaise with beneficiaries and executors to keep them informed of progress at all times.

Documents

Download our Client Care Procedure For Older And Vulnerable Clients document.

Further Assistance

For further assistance please contact a member of the Wills, Trust & Probate team to arrange an appointment.

For additional information on all of the services Robinson Allfree provide please contact
our Ramsgate Office on 01843 592361 or our Broadstairs Office on 01843 865261.