When a person dies someone, known as a personal representative, has to sort out their estate - this will include dealing with any money, property, personal belongings and even debts that the deceased had.
The personal representative is the one who has the legal right to deal with the estate and the process will very much depend on whether there is a Will or not and what the value of the deceased's estate is.
Amongst other things, any legal costs in dealing with the estate will be a consideration. However, it is equally important to make sure that you work with a solicitor that you find easy to deal with and who you understand.
How we can help
Our highly experienced team is here to guide you through this difficult time, in a compassionate, understanding and professional way, and to make sure that you get the right advice to be able to deal with everything as swiftly as possible.
Whether or not there is a Will, our team can advise you on your legal obligations when it comes to distributing the estate.
We can handle the process entirely, or support you through various stages – the choice is yours. We can often work on a fixed fee basis for some matters, but even if we are not able to offer this, we will always give you an estimate of the costs at the outset so that you know where you stand.
If you would like more details about how we can help, or just want a confidential chat about your options, contact our friendly team today.