Probate

We understand that the loss of a loved one is an emotional and sometimes stressful time. As a general rule, if someone dies leaving Property in their Sole Name or owned as Tenants in Common, Insurance Policies, Stocks & Shares or has more than certain amounts with one Bank or Building Society, a Grant of Probate is required. This is applied for by the executors named in the Will. If there is not a Valid Will, then Administrators are appointed (typically next of kin) and a Grant of Letters of Administration is applied for. We offer a full Probate service and can assist executors / administrators in dealing with all aspects of the administration of someone’s estate.

How We Can Help

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Clear and concise advice
  • Sensitive but effective support from an experienced company with over 8 years expertise
  • We can help with all aspects of the administration of the estate
  • Eases the pressure on you at a difficult time
  • A fixed price service available, with no hidden extras

Call us for your Free Consultation on 020 8654 0990

Probate Explained

Probate Explained

If you are named as an executor of someone’s Will, you may need a legal document called a Grant of Probate, which provides you with the legal authority to manage their affairs once they have died.

A Grant of Probate allows you to deal with Banks and other Financial Institutions, Pension Providers, Insurance Companies, Shares and the sale or transfer of Property. When making contact with an organisation to inform them of a death, they will write to you as the Executor and inform you of their requirements. You may not be able to close down a Bank Account or Building Society Account, without a Grant of Probate. You will not be able to sell or transfer a property without a Grant of Probate.

Probate can be lengthy and complicated process, depending on the size, value and complexity of someone’s Estate, although it is made easier if that person has made a Will.

How Do I Get Probate

As the executor or administrator of an estate, you can appoint a legal services provider such as A & J Morriss & Sons Legal Services to act on your behalf, or a solicitor. It is worth noting that executors are personally and legally liable for the administration of assets, completion of formalities and paying debts, including dealing with the Tax Man (HMRC). Depending on the complexity of the situation, applying for Probate can take up a considerable amount of time and often add to an already stressful situation, which is why many people opt to appoint a professional to deal with the estate on their behalf. If you do decide to appoint a professional, we would recommend requesting a quote upfront, ideally on a fixed fee basis, as some charge an hourly rate which can prove extremely expensive if complications arise.

Probate Options

If you do require a Grant of Probate or Letter of Administration, here at A & J Morriss & Sons we offer two options. If you are happy to assume legal and personal responsibility for administering the estate, but need some help with the paperwork, we can assist you with the completion of the appropriate Probate Forms. Alternatively, we can complete Full Administration for you, enabling you to focus on other issues. Both of our services are offered at a competitive Fixed Price.

Which option is best for me? 

If you are unsure of which option is best, give our friendly advisers a call. They will be able to recommend the option best suited to your circumstances, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Probate Explained

If you are named as an executor of someone’s Will, you may need a legal document called a Grant of Probate, which provides you with the legal authority to manage their affairs once they have died.

A Grant of Probate allows you to deal with Banks and other Financial Institutions, Pension Providers, Insurance Companies, Shares and the sale or transfer of Property. When making contact with an organisation to inform them of a death, they will write to you as the Executor and inform you of their requirements. You may not be able to close down a Bank Account or Building Society Account, without a Grant of Probate. You will not be able to sell or transfer a property without a Grant of Probate.

Probate can be lengthy and complicated process, depending on the size, value and complexity of someone’s Estate, although it is made easier if that person has made a Will.

How Do I Get Probate

As the executor or administrator of an estate, you can appoint a legal services provider such as A & J Morriss & Sons Legal Services to act on your behalf, or a solicitor. It is worth noting that executors are personally and legally liable for the administration of assets, completion of formalities and paying debts, including dealing with the Tax Man (HMRC). Depending on the complexity of the situation, applying for Probate can take up a considerable amount of time and often add to an already stressful situation, which is why many people opt to appoint a professional to deal with the estate on their behalf. If you do decide to appoint a professional, we would recommend requesting a quote upfront, ideally on a fixed fee basis, as some charge an hourly rate which can prove extremely expensive if complications arise.

Probate Options

If you do require a Grant of Probate or Letter of Administration, here at A & J Morriss & Sons we offer two options. If you are happy to assume legal and personal responsibility for administering the estate, but need some help with the paperwork, we can assist you with the completion of the appropriate Probate Forms. Alternatively, we can complete Full Administration for you, enabling you to focus on other issues. Both of our services are offered at a competitive Fixed Price.

Which option is best for me? 

If you are unsure of which option is best, give our friendly advisers a call. They will be able to recommend the option best suited to your circumstances, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Why Choose A & J Morriss & Sons

The A & J Morriss & Sons Probate Service At A & J Morriss & Sons we know that when a loved one dies, there are numerous decisions and arrangements that need to be made at a distressing time.

That’s why our probate service has been designed to offer sensitive but effective support through all the legal and practical implications of bereavement, without the fear of escalating costs.

Need Probate help?

Call A & J Morriss & Sons to book your Free Consultation on 020 8654 0990

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