The Administration of an Estate




The administration of an estate is commonly referred to as “going to probate”. In fact the process of obtaining the Grant of Probate or the Grant of Administration where a valid will has not been left is merely the mid-stage of administering an estate rather than the end of the matter.

As well as obtaining the relevant grant our team of experts can help you in the administration of an estate in a variety of ways and this includes:

  1. Tracing and quantifying the assets of an estate

  2. Quantifying the liabilities of an estate

  3. Assist you in tracing missing beneficiaries

  4. Dealing with inheritance tax issues

  5. Putting in place relevant insurance

  6. Putting in place the relevant statutory notice

  7. Assist in the selling of real estate

  8. Preparing an estate account and distributing the estate

The period of time in which an estate can be administered varies greatly as to what complications can arise and significantly when these arise. However, all of our experts will do their utmost to progress matters as expeditiously as possible while making every endeavour to ensure that the best protection possible is afforded to the executor or estate administrator alike.

Will Process

  • Make an appointment to see one of our advisers

  • Make a list of who you would like to benefit from your estate
    and the amounts that you would like to leave

  • Make a note of anyone who you would not like to leave money
    too such as a partner you are separated from

  • Come and see one of our advisers

After Signing Services

After your Will has been drafted and signed we can:

  • Store your will securely

  • Scan it and store an electronic copy

  • For a small fee register it with Certainty National Will Register for extra peace of mind

  • Amend your Will as and when you require through the use of codicils

At your appointment one of our experts will talk you through your Will and advise on the best course of action to you as well as advise on potential inheritance tax and nursing home fee issues. Your Will is then prepared and sent to you with a full commentary of what the effect of each provision is. Only when you are completely satisfied will your Will then be executed and form a legal document.