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Here at Legacy Wills and Probate London, our dedicated team are committed to taking out the stress of dealing with a loved one’s estate. Typically, probate involves two legal services – getting hold of the legal document (either a grant of probate or letters of administration) and resolving the estate.
Our specialist solicitors at our probate London office have the legal expertise to accurately and quickly deal with both of these matters, including complex estates which can be impossible to handle alone. To begin the probate process, get your instant quote below.
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All of us have at some point taken a moment to wonder how our assets will be passed when we are gone. It is normal to worry about estate administration, especially when property is involved, which is often the largest part of an estate.
Our wills and probate solicitors in London can ensure that your property is passed on to your loved ones and help you navigate the tricky waters of the estate administration process. From the initial probate application to complete estate administration, letters of administration, probate registry and more, we are here to lend a helping hand.
Whether you were in a civil partnership with the deceased, another relation, or a close friend, our London probate solicitor will assist you throughout the entire process. With our considerable expertise, we can help in instances where there is a complicating life insurance policy, no will in place, or even money owed by the deceased person.
For legal guidance and practical advice from one of our specialist solicitors, get in touch today. One of our personal representatives from our London probate office will help you to understand the probate application fee and any other costs you’ll need to deal with.
What Will Legacy Wills & Probate Do For Me?
Legacy Wills and Probate provides a complete service to help make your application for probate as quick and straightforward as possible. You can count on our wills and probate solicitors in London to do everything in their power to get you through a hard and potentially confusing time in your life.
For instance, our probate specialists can talk to third parties involved in the probate process for you, such as any insurance company, mortgage company, or other organisation.
If you’re looking for the top probate solicitors in London, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. We offer free bespoke advice and legal services to get the probate process moving for people from all walks of life, including those dealing with complex estates (e.g., international estates, property portfolios, and those who died intestate).
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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 Wills and Probate, we can provide a complete range of legal services to take the pressure off your shoulders.
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.
Spending Your Time Well
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 affects people who use social care services, or those who may need to use them in the future (such as those who fund their own care).
To learn what the Care Act means to you and your loved ones, get in touch today. You can reach Legacy Wills and Probate’s expert team on 020 39210383 to talk to a London probate specialist today.
For free and impartial advice on matters relating to probate or social care, including probate registry, estate administration, or physical letters of administration, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our probate London office.
Top questions about applying for probate
Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims, and distributing the deceased’s assets to their beneficiaries.
Whether or not you are named as an executor in a Will, you may be asked to apply for probate services. For further information, especially in contentious situations, get in touch with our probate London office.
The responsibility for applying for probate and administering the estate lies with the executor or administrator of the will. If there is no will, then the next of kin will be responsible.
Applying for probate can be a complex and time-consuming process, so it is advisable to seek expert advice from solicitors. At Legacy Wills and Probate, we are with you every step of the way, from filling out the probate application form to drafting letters of administration and ensuring all relevant taxes like council tax are paid.
may not need to apply for probate services. Probate is only required if the estate is worth more than a specific amount, which is usually £5,000. If the estate has less than £5,000 worth of assets, it can be distributed without going through probate.
Other reasons why a will might not need probate include:
- If all of the assets are jointly owned
- If all of the assets are held in trust
- If there is no real estate involved
Reasons why a will might need probate include:
- If the estate is worth more than £5,000
- If the deceased did not have a joint owner or beneficiary named on their accounts
- If 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. Contact our London probate office for advice on the best course of action.
The duration of the process varies depending on your particular circumstances, such as the estate’s complexity and size. For instance, if a bigger estate contains foreign property, it may take up to a year or longer for probate to finish. In most cases though, probate typically takes around six months to a year after the initial probate registry is established.
The precise probate threshold is determined by the bank or building society, in addition to the number of bank accounts involved in the deceased’s estate. There isn’t currently a specific probate threshold in England or Wales.
If you’re worried about income tax or the inheritance tax threshold for any assets or property you might inherit in a will, don’t hesitate to contact Legacy Wills and Probate today.
A probate grant is normally only given to named executors of a will (although this can be disputed in certain instances), whereas letters of administration are issued to persons who qualify under intestacy rules if the deceased died without a will in place.
Our team at Legacy Wills and Probate can offer guidance and help related to letters of administration, as well as any other part of the probate process. If you come into possession of these letters under contentious circumstances, please do not hesitate to reach out to our probate solicitors in London today.
Yes, you will need the death certificate, but an interim one will suffice. If you are having trouble getting your hands on the death certificate, our London probate solicitors can help. We understand that this is a difficult time and will do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible for you.
Yes, inheritance tax must be paid before probate can be completed. Inheritance tax must be paid within six months of the individual’s death, or else HMRC will begin charging interest. Allowing accrual of inheritance tax interest may reduce the amount you receive for the deceased’s estate and even eat into your personal funds.
If you want more information on inheritance tax planning, contact our experienced wills and probate solicitors in London for additional help.
The beneficiaries of an estate are unlikely to be taxed on the assets they acquire. The person who has died will almost always be responsible for all tax charges.
However, a surviving individual receiving income generated from property or assets of the deceased may have to pay related taxes as part of the probate fee final bill. In certain more intricate estate situations, the beneficiary may be required to pay associated taxes as part of the probate cost final invoice.
Get in contact with our London probate team if you’re not sure whether you should be paying relevant taxes.
Yes, a grant of probate is required to access a deceased person’s assets, which can be obtained from the Probate Registry. To ensure they release money or assets to the right person, financial organisations like building societies and banks always require this document.
The grant of probate can be obtained by a close relative, civil partner, surviving spouse, unmarried partner, or other family members 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 that person needs to be related to the deceased.
The size of the deceased’s estate will dictate how much you’ll need to pay in probate fees. For example, if the estate is large, there will be more complicated inheritance tax forms in addition to capital gains taxes and higher probate fees.
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At Legacy Wills and Probate, we provide specialist letters of administration and probate services across London and elsewhere in the UK. Our specialist legal services are divided into four main stages:
- Find out if you need probate – half of all deaths in the UK require probate. However, if the deceased’s estate is worth less than £5,000 or most of the assets were jointly owned, probate might not be required.
- Work out the estate’s value – figure out how much the deceased’s estate is worth. This includes property, savings, bank accounts, building society accounts, shares, investments, overseas accounts, and more.
- Apply for the grant of probate or letters of administration – we can complete the application on your behalf, as well as any required tax documentation. Acquiring a Grant of Probate usually takes up to 6 months depending on the size and complexity of the estate.
- Resolve the estate – the final step in the probate process involves dividing the estate according to the will, paying inheritance tax, dealing with properties, closing accounts, and making sure that HMRC are kept up to date throughout the process.
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All it takes to get started with our leading lawyers in London is one quick phone call. In just a few minutes, we can help you understand whether probate is needed, how much it will likely cost, and even how we could maximise the amount you’ll inherit from the deceased’s estate.
Whether you’re the named executor of the will, or the next of kin after a loved one has passed away without a will, our probate team at Legacy Wills & Probate London are here to help with their specialist expertise.
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For a free consultation with a Legacy Wills & Probate specialist, call our probate London office today. You can reach our estate administration specialists, letters of administration experts, and probate lawyers directly by calling 020 39210383 for specialist legal advice.
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We promise to guide you through the entire probate process, ensuring that all complicated taxes and estate assets of your loved one are dealt with effectively.
For expert legal advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to our London probate department today. You can contact our local team on 020 39210383, or email us directly at email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
In as little as five minutes, we’ll help you figure out whether you need probate, how much it’ll cost, and which service is right for you.