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Estate administration

When someone dies there are a number of steps that need to be undertaken to deal with the administration of their estate. QualitySolicitors Burton & Co can help with all aspects of estate administration from simply applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to administering the whole of the estate. This may include obtaining valuations of the assets, preparing Inheritance Tax accounts, cashing in or transferring the assets in the estate, paying debts and distributing the estate.
What is Probate?+

Probate is an order given by the High Court which confirms the deceased’s will is valid and authorises the Executors to deal with the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will.

Will I need a Grant of Probate?+

This will depend on the assets in estate. Any assets worth more than £15,000 generally require a Grant of Probate to cash or transfer them. Probate is always required where the estate has a property in it

What if someone dies without a Will?+

If someone dies without a Will they are considered to have died intestate. Their estate will be dealt with according to the Intestacy rules. Rather than obtaining a Grant of Probate you will need to apply for Letters of Administration.

For more information or to make an appointment to see a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive in either our Lincoln or our Sleaford office please contact us on 01522 523215. Why not take advantage of our Ask the Legal Expert service for just £99.

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