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When a person passes away, their assets must be disbursed in accordance with state laws and following the directions they put forth when alive. Making sure all steps are followed perfectly is why it’s important to hire a probate solicitor that guides you through every step from identifying estate properties/inheritances up until distribution day!

What is a probate lawyer or probate attorney?

A probate lawyer is a state licensed attorney who works with the executors and the beneficiaries of an estate to settle the affairs of the decedent. In some instances, probate can be avoided if all the decedent’s assets have been placed in a trust. A trust can ensure a smooth transfer of property outside of court and legal proceedings.

Do I need a probate solicitor?

Using a probate solicitor isn’t compulsory in England or Wales, but doing probate yourself is not a task to be entered into lightly. Probate can be a lengthy and time-consuming process, which can involve many hours of administrative work and take a year or more to complete.

If you make any mistakes when carrying out any of this work, you could be held legally or financially responsible. If you instruct a probate solicitor to carry out this work on your behalf, they will take responsibility for their work.

A probate solicitor is a highly qualified specialist in estate administration. They will know how to find assets that are missing or not quite where they should be, which could result from any number of reasons like fires or floods destroying paperwork; but even if everything else goes smoothly there’s always the chance something may get overlooked when dealing with such an important task as overseeing someone’s final affairs. If this does happen then you’ll want an experienced professional on hand for guidance – one who has dealt all their life with situations just like these!

With our probate complete service, we will take full responsibility for carrying out this work on your behalf.

What does a probate solicitor do?

The process of Probate can be burdensome and time-consuming, but it is important to know that a probate lawyer will help with the tasks you need assistance. For example:

The process of Probate can be burdensome and time-consuming, but it is important to know that a probate lawyer will help with the tasks you need assistance. For example:

Liabilities and debts must be paid first, these could include:

  • Collecting proceeds from life insurance policies
  • Identifying and securing estate assets
  • Obtaining appraisals for the decedent’s real property
  • Assisting in the payment of bills and debts
  • Preparing and filing all documents required by a probate court
  • Determining if any estate or inheritance taxes are due, and making sure those debts are satisfied
  • Resolving income tax issues
  • Managing the estate checking account
  • Transferring assets in the decedent’s name to the appropriate beneficiaries
  • Making a final disbursement of assets to beneficiaries after all bills and taxes have been paid

If you would to speak to a member of our team in relation to the probate process or any other related service, including making a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney please call us on 0808 168 8677 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you to discuss your requirements.