At Brindley Twist Tafft and James, there are several ways in which we can help you through the difficult process of administering the estate of someone who has died.

We can deal with the whole of the administration of the estate for you (this means we can ascertain the assets of the estate and obtain valuations for you, apply for the grant and collect and distribute the assets) or we can act for you on a “grant only basis”.  The grant is the document issued by the court that allows the executors or administrators to collect or transfer the assets from third parties eg banks.

We are very happy to discuss the basis on which we can act for you and tailor our service to your requirements.

Our solicitors can act where there is a valid Will, or where the person who died had no Will (this is known as intestacy) and we can help with estates where there is inheritance tax to pay or with non-taxable estates.  Whether inheritance tax is payable will depend on the value of the estate and whether any gifts have been made during the lifetime of the person who has died.  We can advise you on this once we have spoken to you and have more details.  For more general information on inheritance tax you may also find it helpful to visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax

Guide to Probate costs

You can find out about our costs by clicking on the links below.

Dealing with the whole of the estate administration where there is a valid Will

Dealing with the whole of the estate administration where there is no valid Will

Applying for the Grant where there is no inheritance tax to pay

 

For a glossary of some of the terms used when discussing the process of administering an estate, click here.

We are very happy to discuss your individual situation with you and provide you with an exact price based on your specific circumstances, so please do get in touch with us.