Probate is the process to establish ownership of an estate before the tax is paid and the assets distributed. The responsibility for probate lies with the executors of a Will who often appoint a professional firm, such as The Society of Will Writers Trust Corporation, to take on the responsibility. Probate is still required where there is no Will although the process is known as Administration.
The executors have a number of responsibilities, including:
Being a member of The Society of Will Writers means our clients have access to the SWW Trust Corporation who can handle all of these responsibilities and can support you with Probate, whether or not they are named in the Will as an executor and even where there is no Will.
As part of the Probate service, the SWW Trust Corporation can:
Fees are charged in accordance with the SWW Trust Corporation Terms & Conditions and are either on a time basis or calculated as a percentage of the value of the estate. Minimum fees normally apply and both methods are extremely competitive. Please contact Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd for further information.
Contact Chris Lamb Will Writing & Estate Planning for a no obligation assessment and quote as an alternative to the High Street fees. We will be happy to discuss all options with you and allow you to make an informed decision.
By making a Will you decide exactly how your estate is distributed and plan for the needs of your individual circumstances. No matter how complicated or simple your Will may be, we will work closely with you, listening carefully to your needs and wishes, providing clear advice based on all of the information you give.
Planning your estate can involve many different aspects from basic Wills to Will Trusts and Lifetime Trusts. Modern families can have complicated dynamics and there is often a potential for conflict in the future if relationships break down or after the death of a client. Estate planning can also help to minimise tax liabilities or other expenses after your death.
We can also assist you with the following; setting up a lasting power of attorney, severing a joint tenancy on property, Will storage and related document storage, pre-paid funeral planning and probate. If you have any questions about our services or if you would like arrange a free consultation then please do not hesitate to contact us.