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 was sympathetic, professional, and helpful and showed a caring attitude at all times during what turned out to be a very difficult situation. I am very grateful for her advice and support and prompt response to queries."
"Mrs Helen Pacey was very kind and considerate nothing was too much or too little for her to help with. Also all the staff who work there were very kind and helpful"
"I chose Helen to deal with my legal needs because I had observed personally the professional but caring way she had supported another client always working for the client's best interests. I trust Helens integrity, honesty and professional ability."
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