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Here at Legacy Wills & Probate in Bolton, we can provide a comprehensive range of probate services to suit your needs. Our experienced team are here to help you deal with the deceased’s estate as quickly and accurately as possible. Typically, probate will involve two services – getting hold of the legal document (either a grant of probate, or letters of administration) and resolving the actual estate or wishes of the will.

Our experienced team can help with both of these, including extremely complex estates which can be impossible to work out alone. To start the probate process, get your instant quote below.

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At Legacy Wills & Probate, we’re dedicated to helping people like you get through the probate process, and preserving as much of the deceased’s estate as possible. For professional, legal support, get in touch with our Probate solicitors below.

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At some point in all our lives, we take a moment to wonder how, and to whom, our assets will be passed when we are gone. Our property is often the largest part of our estate, and its only natural of us to worry about the estate administration service that will allow our property to be passed on to our loved ones.

Here at Legacy Wills and Probate, we can help with the entire process. Each probate solicitor and advisor can help you to navigate the tricky waters of a probate application. From the initial probate application to complete estate administration, letters of administration, probate registry and more, we are here for you.

Whether you were involved in a civil partnership with the person who has died, you’re another relation, or even a close friend with Power of Attorney, our personal representative will help you throughout the process. We can even help with those cases where there is no valid will in place, a complicating life insurance policy, or even in the instance of money owed by the person who has died.

For complete support and advice from one of our probate solicitors, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. A member of our personal representative team will help you to understand the probate application fee, and any other probate fees you’ll need to deal with during the probate application.

What Will Legacy Wills & Probate Do For Me?

At Legacy Wills and Probate, we can provide a complete service to help make your probate application and entire process as quick and stress-free as possible. Our probate solicitors are here to help you get through an extremely difficult and potentially confusing time in your life. As a specialist wills and probate company, we know the work involved, and will do everything we can to take as much off your plate as possible.

For example, our probate advisors might be able to talk to third parties involved in the probate process, including any insurance company, mortgage company, or any other organisation involved in the deceased’s assets.

If you’re looking for an experienced team of probate solicitors, offering free advice and practical services to get your probate process moving, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Here at Legacy Wills & Probate, we can help people from all walks of life to deal with complex estates, including international estates, property portfolios and those who died without a will in place.

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Peace Of Mind

After you’ve lost a loved one, it’s more important than ever that you take the time to grieve and look after your mental health. At Legacy Probate, we can provide a complete range of probate services to take the pressure off your shoulders.

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Being With Your Family

Instead of worrying about probate, with endless back and forth between yourself and HMRC, you’ll be able to spend time with your family and loved ones, giving you the time and space to recover from the bereavement.

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Our experienced, sympathetic team will take care of everything for you. That means no stress about HMRC or inheritance tax and, instead, focusing on overcoming your grief and spending your time well.

Probate & The Care Act

The Care Act 2014 (England Only) is a law designed to amalgamate all the previous laws relating to social care. This mostly impacts people who use social care services, or those who may need to use them in the future (including those who fund their own care).

To find out what the Care Act means to you and your loved ones, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You can call Legacy Wills and Probate’s experienced team on 0333 344 4325 to talk to a probate specialist today.

For free and impartial advice relating to any aspect of probate or social care, including probate registry advice, estate administration advice or advice regarding physical letters of administration, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Top questions about applying for probate

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You may have to apply for probate services, whether or not you are named as an executor in a Will. Contact a probate solicitor for more information, particularly in contentious cases.

You may be able to. Whether or not you were named as an executor in the original will, or a revised legal will, you may be required to apply for probate. If there are complex arrangements, or if the probate is a contentious case with complex legal issues involved, it can be a good idea to hire an experienced team to help you with the probate application and estate administration.

Here at Legacy Wills and Probate, we can provide complete support throughout the process, including filling in the probate application form, drafting letters of administration and ensuring all relevant taxes are dealt with, including council tax where applicable.

No, not all wills need to go through probate. Probate is only required if the estate is worth more than a certain amount, typically £5,000. If the estate is worth less than this amount, then it can be distributed without going through probate. Reasons why a will might not need probate include:

  • The estate is worth less than £5,000
  • All of the assets are jointly owned
  • All of the assets are held in trust
  • There is no real estate involved

Reasons why a will might need probate include:

  • The estate is worth more than £5,000
  • The deceased did not have a joint owner or beneficiary named on their accounts
  • The deceased owned real estate in their name only

If you are unsure whether or not probate is required in your situation, it is best to speak with a solicitor. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

The exact timescale depends on the complexity and size of the estate. For example, is a larger estate includes foreign property, it can often take up to a year, or maybe even longer, for probate to be completed. In most cases, probate will take around six months to a year following the initial probate registry.

The specific probate threshold depends on the respective bank or building society, in addition to the number of bank accounts involved in the deceased’s estate. There currently isn’t a set threshold for the probate process in England or Wales. If you’re concerned about income tax or the inheritance tax threshold for any assets or property you might receive in a will, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

A grant of probate is only usually issued to named executors of the Will (although this can be contested in complicated legal matters). Letters of administration, however, are given to those entitled under the rues of intestacy, if the deceased died without a Will in place. If you’ve received letters of administration as part of a contentious probate case, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Here at Legacy Wills & Probate, we can provide advice and support related to letters of administration, and any other step within the probate process.

The documents that you need to send with your probate process application form include:

  • The original Will and any codicils – (codicils are a small addition to the normal contents of a Will)
  • Two copies of the Will and any codicils on plain A4.
  • The death certificate or, if you have yet to receive a death certificate, an interim one will suffice.
  • The correct Inheritance Tax Form, whether Inheritance Tax is payable on the deceased’s estate or not.

Yes, you need to pay inheritance tax before probate can be granted. Inheritance tax also needs to be paid within six months of the person’s death – otherwise, HMRC will begin to charge interest on the inheritance tax. Allowing inheritance tax interest to accrue can lower the amount you’ll get for the deceased’s estate, and can even eat into your personal funds.

If you’re looking for more probate advice related to inheritance tax, seek legal advice from the experienced team at Legacy Wills and Probate.

The beneficiaries of an estate will rarely pay tax on the assets that they inherit. Most taxes will be paid by the estate of the person who has died. However, the surviving person or surviving partner may be required to pay related taxes on any income accrued from property or assets left to them in a legal will. In some, more complicated estate matters, the beneficiary may need to pay certain taxes as part of the probate fee final bill. If you’re not sure whether you, or the estate of the person who has died, should be paying relevant taxes, get in touch today.

Yes. In order to access a deceased’s assets, you’ll need a grant of probate from the Probate Registry. Financial organisations, including building societies and banks, must be certain they release money or assets to the correct person. The person in charge of the probate process is usually named in the original will. A grant of probate is a legal document you need if you want to

Usually a close relative, civil partner, spouse, unmarried partners, or other family members will be the one to obtain the grant of probate from the probate registry. So long as the person applying for the grant of probate is named in the original will, there aren’t any reasons why the person applying needs to be one of the deceased’s surviving relatives.

The amount you’ll need to pay for your probate fee depends on the size of the deceased’s estate, including the complexity and diversity of their assets. The larger an estate, the more probate fees will be incurred, in addition to higher estate administration costs, higher capital gains tax, and more complicated inheritance tax forms.

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At Legacy Wills & Probate, we provide specialist letters of administration and probate services across the UK. Our specialist services are broken up into four main stages:

  1. Check If You Need Probate – Half of all deaths in the UK require probate. However, if the deceased’s estate is worth less than £10,000, or most of the assets were jointly owned, you might not require probate.
  2. Work Out How Much The Estate Is Worth – Find out how much the deceased’s estate is actually worth. This includes property, savings, bank accounts, building society accounts, shares, investments, overseas accounts and more.
  3. Apply For The Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration – Fill out the application on your behalf, along with any required tax documentation. Depending on the size and complexity of the estate, acquiring a Grant of Probate can usually take up to 3 months.
  4. Resolve The Estate – This is the final step in the probate process, and includes dividing the estate according to the will, paying inheritance tax, dealing with properties, closing accounts and making sure HMRC are kept up to date throughout every step of the process.

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With Legacy Wills & Probate, you can get started with one quick phone call. In just a few minutes, we can help you to understand whether you need probate, how much it might be likely to cost, and even how we could help you to maximise the amount you’ll recieve from the deceased’s estate.

Whether you’re the named executor in the will, or the next of kin after a loved one has died without a will, our experienced team are here to help.

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For a free consultation with a Legacy Wills and Probate specialist, call our experienced team today. You can reach our estate administration specialists, letters of administration experts, and probate solicitors directly by calling 0333 344 4325. We can offer advice, support and practical help to deal with the estate of a family member, civil partner, or person who has died.

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If you’ve yet to apply for probate, we can guide you through the entire process, ensuring that all complicated taxes are dealt with, and any other assets in your loved one’s estate are dealt with effectively.

For more information on any of the probate services we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. You can reach our local team on 0333 344 4325, or email us directly at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

In just five minutes, we’ll help you work out whether you need probate, how much it’ll cost, and which is the right service for you, with no-obligation!

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