Image to illustrate advice on Probate matters It goes without saying that the death of a relative or friend is a distressing time for you, often made more difficult by the pressure of having to sort out their affairs. Often their affairs may not be in particularly good order or they may be complicated for a number of reasons. We can help you with the administrative burden at this difficult time.

Examples of how we can help are:

  • Contacting all of the organisations that need to be notified;
  • Advising you on what you will need to do if the person has died without leaving a will and whether it will be necessary to obtain a grant of representation;
  • If required, preparing the papers required for you to sign to obtain the grant of representation;
  • Advising you on inheritance tax and arrange for the payment of any tax due;
  • Advising you on whether it’s possible to achieve a more tax-efficient distribution of the assets and if appropriate prepare a deed of variation to the will;
  • Advising you of the steps that you may need to take in order to protect yourself against any further claims being made in the future;
  • Arranging the final distribution of the estate on your behalf.

Please note that we will apply for a  Grant of Probate for you on a fixed fee basis.  How much we charge depends on how large the Estate is and what the tax requirements of it might be.

For details of all costs relating to probate please visit our costs for probate page. Alternatively, please contact Paula Hopkins on 01296 424681.

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To find out more, call us today on 01296 424681 or send us an email

If you feel you live too far away to come into the office, please note that in some circumstances we can arrange home visits by one of our solicitors in Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. Contact us for further information.

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