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When someone dies, Probate may be required before their estate can be dealt with. Probate is the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions.
Where the deceased had a valid Will at the time of death then the person or persons appointed as Executor(s) will be named in the Grant of Probate. However, where there is no valid Will in place at the time of death then the most entitled person can apply for Letters of Administration. Our experienced Probate solicitors can help and advise on obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration when a loved one dies.

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We can assist with the full administration of the estate including:

  • The sale of any property.
  • Dealing with the payment of debts due from the estate.
  • Collecting in assets.
  • Payment of Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Income Tax.
  • Preparing estate accounts.
  • Distributing the estate.

For details of our costs, click here. If you require support in Probate, our Wills, Trusts and Estates solicitors can help. You can call us on 0191 568 2050 or email enquiries@sweeneymiller.co.uk.

Probate and Estate Administration FAQs

The Grant of Probate is a legal document which gives someone the legal right to manage the estate of a loved one. In some cases, this is not necessary, for example if the estate is worth less than £10,000 or if the estate is jointly owned with someone else.