Purely Probate Solicitors agree a fixed price without any extras, unless the estate is particularly complex. You don’t have to worry about hourly rates or percentages of the value of the estate with Purely Probate. We will ask you a number of questions, then give you a quote.
Obtaining probate is the process of transferring the assets of the person who has died to their Executors (if there is a Will) or Administrators (if there is no Will). It includes applying to the Court and submitting a tax declaration to HM Revenue & Customs.
If there is no Will, we will tell you who is entitled to the assets of the person who has died. This is known as an intestate estate.
We will transfer the assets of the estate to the Executors or Administrators. We will prepare the Estate Accounts, agree them with you, and arrange for payments of the correct amounts of tax with the remainder paid to the beneficiaries.
How long does it take to get Probate or Letters of Administration?
Usually we will be able to get probate in 3 months, and distribute the assets 1 to 2 months later. This may seem like a long time, but that is because information has to be gathered from many sources, outside of our control.
How long will it take?
Our promise to you
We will respond to your enquiries within 2 working days; we will write to asset holders within 5 working days of receiving the signed client care letter and getting your instructions; once we have all necessary information we will prepare the probate paperwork within 5 working days; we will inform you of progress at least once every 3 weeks, unless we are waiting for something outside our control, eg the sale of a property.
Often we will be quicker than this. You can help us by responding quickly to our requests for information.
We understand that beneficiaries like to receive their inheritance quickly, and they don’t want the probate process to be strung out. We do our up most to avoid unnecessary delays.
We act for many executors and beneficiaries who we never meet. We establish a rapport and mutual understanding by phone and email. A physical meeting is a bonus but not essential.
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