Personal representatives are those people named in the Will to act as executors, or the next of kin of someone who has left no Will. Being a personal representative brings heavy responsibilities and requires specific legal advice. This is quite apart from the fact that after the loss of someone close to you, dealing with these matters may prove personally distressing.
Our probate specialists are here to help – we’ll take care of the formalities so that you can concentrate on the other jobs.
Probate is the legal confirmation of the validity of the Will. If there is no Will, the Personal Representatives of a deceased may apply for Letters of Administration which will allow them to administer the estate.
We can also assist with the administration of an estate to ensure that it is wound up correctly and the assets distributed quickly.
If you do not make a will, your property and other assets may not pass in accordance with your wishes. The future financial well-being of your family could depend on you having prepared an effective and valid will.
Have you considered who would manage your affairs if you became mentally incapable of handling matters yourself? The simplest way to ensure that someone of your choice is able to take care of matters on your behalf, if you are unable to do so, is to draw up a power of attorney.
What happens if your relative has lost mental capacity, but there is no power of attorney in place? You need to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship.
For assistance with probate and estate administration, please contact the team.
Contact the team below, or alternatively call on +44 (0)116 262 4225