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Our lawyers at Legacy Wills & Probate Plymouth are here to take the stress out of dealing with a deceased person’s estate.

There are generally two services involved in probate: obtaining a legal document (such as a grant of probate or letters of administration) and resolving the estate or wishes of your loved one.

If you need help with probate in Plymouth, our team of solicitors can assist you; we even manage the most complicated inheritances quickly and correctly. To begin, simply fill out the form below for a no-obligation quotation.

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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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It’s only natural to consider what will happen to your belongings after you pass away, especially if your home is part of your estate. After all, a property usually accounts for a substantial amount of a person’s net worth.

It can be daunting to deal with probate and estate administration, but the solicitors at our law firm are experienced in property transfer and can handle your case from start to finish .

If you were close to the person who died, we can provide assistance even if life insurance is difficult, money is owed by the deceased, or there is no will.

Contact our Plymouth probate solicitors if you have any queries or concerns. We would be happy to talk about the cost of a probate application as well as any other fees that may be associated with your financial affairs.

What Will Legacy Wills & Probate Do For Me?

We can help you with the whole probate process from beginning to end, including drafting a will, conveyancing, administration, and conflict resolution.

Our expert wills and probate solicitors will go above and beyond to make things as simple as possible for you during a difficult time. For example, if a loved one’s estate has unresolved issues, our professional lawyers may contact third parties involved in probate, such as an insurance company or mortgage provider.

Do you require legal counsel on probate? Experienced legal assistance is only a phone call away. We assist anybody, regardless of how simple or complicated the deceased’s estate is.

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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.

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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.

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 piece of legislation that consolidates previous social care regulations. This mostly affects people who pay for their own care, as well as those who will require it at some point (such as individuals who pay for their own care).

Contact Legacy Wills & Probate at 0333 344 4325 if you’re wondering how the Care Act affects you and your loved ones. We’d be happy to answer any queries that you may have.

Top questions about applying for probate

Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person’s assets to their beneficiaries. In order to do this, you must first obtain a probate grant. This document is required by financial institutions such as building societies and banks to guarantee that money or belongings are sent to the correct recipient.

Probate might not be required if there is a valid will, but it depends on a range of factors. If you have been designated as an executor dealing with probate disputes, our probate and wills solicitors can help.

If you’re named as the executor of a will, it’s your responsibility to file for probate and deal with probate and estate administration. However if the person died interstate and there is no designee, next of kin are accountable.

To ensure everything goes smoothly, it’s best to hire a qualified probate solicitor. We will take care of all the paperwork and keep you updated on our progress every step of the way.

Probate proceedings are only necessary when the estate of a deceased person is valued at more than £5,000 in England and Wales. If an estate is worth less, it can be distributed without going through probate.

Some other instances where a will might not need probate are if:

  • All of the assets are jointly owned
  • All of the assets are held in trust
  • There is no real estate involved

Reasons why probate might be required 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’re on the fence about whether probate is right for your needs, it’s in your best interest to speak with a probate solicitor. The professionals at our Plymouth office are more than happy to take your call and offer tailored guidance on what steps to take next.

The time it takes to transfer a deceased person’s assets to their heirs is determined by the size and complexity of the estate. A minor, straightforward estate might be settled in a month or two, while a bigger one with multiple properties and foreign assets may take almost a year.

With no issues, most estates and debts are dealt with between six months to a year.

In England and Wales, there is no one probate threshold that applies to everyone. Instead, the bank or building society evaluates the number of accounts that the deceased individual held to decide on a threshold.

If you’re concerned about probate and estate administration, or how the estate tax threshold may apply to possessions or property you may inherit, don’t hesitate to contact Legacy Wills and Probate right away.

If a person passes away with no will in place, their next of kin is granted letters of administration. On the other hand, if the deceased had a valid will at the time of their death, probate would be granted to the executor named in the will.

Legacy Wills and Probate can offer you with the assistance you need. We genuinely understand how hard it can be to deal with probate or estate administration issues, so do not hesitate to contact our Plymouth lawyers for a free consultation.

Yes, a death certificate is required, but an interim certificate will suffice for now if you haven’t received it yet. If obtaining a copy of your deceased loved one’s death certificate proves difficult, our Plymouth probate and wills solicitors can assist you.

Probate cannot be granted until all taxes, including inheritance tax, have been paid. If inheritance tax has not been paid before and it accumulates interest, HMRC will begin charging said interest on the unpaid tax.

If you’re looking for a wills and probate solicitor in Plymouth, consider talking with our team of legal specialists today.

The executor of the will pays inheritance tax on a deceased person’s possessions as part of the estate. The beneficiaries are not taxed on anything they receive, but depending on how complicated the estate is, you may be required to pay taxes out of the probate bill. Our Penrith solicitors specialise in probate law and can help you understand the costs.

Yes, you must first obtain a probate grant to access a deceased person’s assets. This paper is required by financial institutions such as building societies and banks to guarantee that money or goods are sent to the correct recipient.

A close friend, civil partner, or spouse may apply for the probate registry’s grant of probate. Their relationship to the deceased can be any, as long as the applicant is named in the will.

There is no fixed fee. The price of settling an estate is determined by the size of the deceased’s property. If the estate is large, more complicated tax forms and higher probates costs will be necessary.

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Legacy Wills and Probate offer professional letters of administration and probate services in Plymouth, as well as throughout the rest of the UK.

Our personal service is divided into four stages:

  1. Determine if probate is necessary – if the estate value is less than £5,000 and held jointly, then probate shouldn’t be needed.
  2. Establish the worth of the decedent’s assets by determining his or her estate value. This covers real estate, savings accounts, bank accounts, building society accounts, shares, and investments, among other things.
  3. We will help you complete the paperwork necessary to apply for probate or letters of administration, which include tax documents. It generally takes three to six months to get a Grant of Probate, though this time frame varies depending on the size and complexity of the estate.
  4. The last stage involves distributing the deceased person’s property, paying any inheritance taxes due, managing properties held by the departed, closing accounts, and reporting to HMRC on your progress.

Give Us a Call to Get Started

We’re here to help you through the probate process, whether you’re the executor of a will or a family member grieving a loss. Our compassionate and regulated team can give you an estimated price for our services and review ways to reduce inheritance tax.

Call our Wills and Probate Solicitors to Start your Probate Registry

We provide free consultations at our Plymouth probate law firm so everyone can easily access the best legal advice. Please contact us now at 0333 344 4325 to talk with one of our experienced estate advisors, letters of administration experts, or probate solicitors about your situation.

For Probate Advice and Services in Plymouth, Call Legacy Wills & Probate Today

At Legacy Wills and Probate, we specialise in leading our clients through the probate process from start to finish. We take care of all the little details, like estate taxes and asset division, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one’s estate is being handled by professionals.

If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us via phone at 0333 344 4325 or email at

 Our professional and experienced probate solicitors will take the time to evaluate your situation and offer advice on which service suits you best.

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