If YOU NEED HELP WITH SOME, OR ALL, OF THE PROBATE PROCESS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE, we are HERE FOR YOU. WE ARE able to offer appointments face to face in your own home (our preference), by video call or by telephone.
Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at an already difficult and emotional time. We can help support you and provide direction to administer your friend or loved one’s estate.
Whether you need some advice on what steps you need to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, our team can help you through the process. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive so be reassured that we offer fixed fee probate services, meaning we will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.
We are proud to work in partnership with Premier Solicitors, who are experts in the probate field and who, after our initial meetings, will manage all of the legal aspects of the estate of administration, easing the burden on you.
Premier Solicitors are a leading law firm dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service across a range of legal services. By working together, we are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service. Premier Solicitors are Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.
For an informal discussion about the probate services I offer, please contact me here.
The death of a partner, parent, friend or other loved one is always upsetting, and can be extremely stressful. This is especially true if their will is challenged or if there is a dispute relating to their estate. Our team can help you with timely and sympathetic advice to ensure you have the right answers and solutions.
Our trusted partners, Premier Solicitors, have a specialist Contentious Probate Team that deals with all forms of disputes relating to wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection issues.
Contentious Probate cases have been on the increase in recent years. It can be a complex and unclear area of law. Contentious Probate is where someone is disputing a deceased’s estate. This could be the administration of the estate, the contents of a will or even concerns as to the Executors.
Our team act for beneficiaries, Executors and trustees.
Examples of Contentious Probate matters include :
• Where inadequate provision has been made in a will
• Claims regarding the validity of a will
• Disputes relating to the interpretation of the terms of a will
• Claims regarding agreements made with the deceased before death, particularly with regards to the disposal of the estate e.g loans that have not been repaid
• Disputes over the identification of beneficiaries
• Claims for and against Executors, Personal Representatives and Trustees, or in order to remove or substitute parties.
• Disputes relating to Trusts and Charity.
• Claims for the rectification of Wills and Trusts
• Disputes relating to assets of an estate
We work on an initial fixed fee cost basis and are happy to discuss fee payment options thereafter. Our partners are ACATPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate) accredited which is a kite mark for Solicitors specialising in Contentious Probate law.
Please note, the winding up of an estate after death is a reserved activity which can only be conducted by legal professionals working in organisations regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Harding & Co Legal Services is not a law firm and it is for this reason that after carrying out your initial probate appointment, we pass the matter to our trusted partners, Premier Solicitors.
For an informal discussion about the probate services we offer, please contact us here.
If you would like to know more about any of the services we offer or would like to make an appointment with one of the team, please get in touch using the form below.
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