Dealing with a bereavement is one of the most difficult times in a person's life and is not helped by the red tape and procedure involved in administering an estate. Our private client team have many years experience of helping to relieve some of the stress experienced by bereaved clients and are able to give you as much or as little help and guidance as you feel you need. We provide a courteous professional service at a very sensitive time.
- If the deceased has died leaving a valid Will they will have appointed Executors. It is the Executor's responsibility to apply for Probate, encash the assets and settle the liabilities of the deceased then distribute the estate according to the Will.
- If the deceased died without a Will the law sets out how the estate should be distributed to the family. This is called an Intestacy. Instead of Executors being appointed by the deceased, personal representatives are appointed by the Court to deal with the estate.
- It may also be necessary to account to HMRC for any Inheritance Tax that may be due before being able to apply to the Probate Registry for the Grant.
- Being an Executor or Personal Representative of an estate can be an onerous task and if dealt with incorrectly an Executor or Personal Representative could leave themselves vulnerable to claims against the estate and even personal financial liability.
We can help you with as little or as much of the responsibility as you feel need, making the process simpler, quicker and safer for you.
"Helen Pacey proved to be a very efficient person at the job. She made it all make sense and helped me personally through a very difficult and emotional time. In my mind she became a friend and knew exactly what I was feeling every time we spoke."
"My special thanks to Helen Pacey for her professional yet empathic manner and for easing us through a very difficult time following the death of my late mother"
"Exceptionally empathetic, objective, friendly - suitable and appropriately exemplary service - would not hesitate to use again."
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