a Probate Service you can trust
dealing with the complexities of wills, inheritance tax, administration and distribution of estates
You can trust us to take care of all that is required, supporting you through a difficult time and keeping you informed at every step. The death of a relative, partner or close friend is difficult enough, never mind contemplating sorting out their financial affairs.
The onus is on the next of kin to register the death with the Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths and arrange the Funeral. If there is a Will it needs to be examined for any specific wishes of the deceased in relation to the Funeral.
The deceased’s personal papers need to be examined to find out what they owned.
Unless the Estate is small, the Executors (or in the case of were there is no Will, the Administrators) will not be able to deal with the deceased’s assets without first obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. This document is the legal confirmation of the validity of a Will (if there is one) and gives the Executors, or in the case if there is no Will, the Administrators, the right to deal with the Estate. This is commonly known as Probate.
How can Murray Kelly Moore help?
Our Firm has been dealing with Probate matters for over 60 years. Our experience ranges from small estates to complicated riches with a variety of assets and trusts to be probated. From the most straightforward administrations to the most acrimonious and convoluted High Court Probate Actions.
Our dedicated Probate Team led by Sharon Moore will guide you through the Probate process in a caring and efficient manner. We endeavour to make the administration process as painless and unobtrusive as possible for you.
What do I do next?
Once you have the deceased’s death certificate and financial papers gathered together, along with details of the whereabouts of the deceased’s Will or a copy thereof, arrange an appointment with Sharon Moore who will personally guide you through every stage in the procedure.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS
"thanks so much for sorting this out - we wish Malcolm had left a formal will - he had no idea how complicated it all was without one"
"Thoughtful and caring throughout, no attention to detail spared, thankyou "
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Frequently Asked Questions
Probate is not required in all instances. For example, where the deceased has left a minimal amount of funds (a few thousand pounds or less) and personal possessions it is unlikely that a Grant of Representation will be required. However where more significant assets are left, or in more complex situations, a Grant is likely to be needed to administer the estate effectively.
Such situations include:
- Where the deceased has left significant funds in a bank account or building society (usually over £10,000)
- Where the deceased owned property that needs to be sold
- Where the deceased had an interest in a Trust
- The person owned a business or farm land
- The person owned assets abroad
Any Probate Questions? Just ask me on the form below. I will get back to you asap- Sharon