Probate and Estate Administration
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Fixed Fee Probate Solicitors
Our renowned fixed fee probate solicitors offer a wide range of Probate and Estate Administration services on a fixed fee basis throughout England and Wales.
Our highly experienced Wills and Probate solicitors in Manchester deal with all sizes of estates (simple and complex) in a sensitive and friendly manner.
- What is Probate?
- What probate services do we offer?
- Applying for probate if there’s a Will
- Applying for probate if there’s not a Will
- Can you do probate without a solicitor?
- Should I use a solicitor for probate?
- How long does a probate process take?
- How much do solicitors charge for probate?
- Why Choose us for probate & estate administration?
What is Probate?
Probate is a legal document which gives you a legal right to deal with someone’s possessions, estate, property and money when they die. Only certain people can apply for probate depending on whether or not there’s a Will.
You need to apply to get probate and you must have probate before making any financial plans or putting the property on the market.
What probate services do we offer?
Our Wills and Probate solicitors provide complete probate services throughout England and Wales, including:
- preparation of all the necessary documentation to apply for the grant of probate;
- carrying out all necessary checks to ensure the validity of the will;
- applying to the probate registry ;
- liaising with HMRC and completing TAX forms such as income tax return, inheritance tax form and capital gains tax return etc;
- claiming any relevant tax reliefs or exemptions applicable to the estate;
- identifying, verifying and valuing all assets held in England and Wales;
- ensuring the accurate distribution of the estate;
- If there is a property in the estate, we can take care of property matters.
Applying for probate if there's a Will
Should I use a solicitor for probate?
Using a specialist probate solicitor means they can guide you through legal processes involved in the probate and Estate Administration matters and let you know what choices are available.
Sometimes legal issues can be confusing and complex. We recommend that you seek professional legal advice. Our experienced probate solicitors provide clear and practical advice in a friendly and approachable way.
How long does a probate process take?
How much do solicitors charge for probate?
The cost of probate and probate solicitor’ fee depends on the value of the estate. The cost of probate has two main components (fixed costs and variable costs).
- Fixed costs are essentially the probate application fee. Our probate solicitors charge a fixed fee starting from £600 plus VAT.
- Variable costs are effectively anything else, including the specialist probate services. The variable fee is likely to be around 3-5% of the value of the estate, plus VAT.
We offer a fixed fee where Personal Representatives ask us to obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (collectively known as a Grant of Representation) for them in simple estates, so they can then deal with the administration of the estate themselves.
Why Choose us for probate & estate administration?
- At United Solicitors we aim to keep the probate process as straightforward as possible.
- We understand the distress and difficulty that bereavement causes, and we treat all our clients with respect and dignity.
- We provide probate services in your area. We cover the whole of England and Wales. You are not required to physically attend our office.
- We offer a fixed fee service, which will help you budget for your move and offer a very competitive rate.
At United Solicitors, we believe in transparency when it comes to our fees. We understand that legal matters can be costly, and that’s why we strive to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the costs associated with their case. Our fees are always competitive and reflective of the level of expertise and experience of our legal team.
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