Wills and Probate in Southport
Something like 70% of us die without making a will. This can cause both distress and financial problems to friends and family and lead to assets passing to remote relatives with whom you may have had no dealings for years or even to the State.
A properly drawn will may help in reducing Inheritance Tax payable on a death.
Contact John Lloyd or Tony Burns for more details
When a person dies somebody has to deal with their estate (money property and possessions left) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing what is left to those people entitled to it. Probate is the authority; given to a person or persons to administer a deceased person’s estate and the document issued by the Probate Service of the High Court is called a Grant of Representation. This document is usually required by banks, building societies, company registrars and insurance companies as proof to show the correct person or persons have authority to administer a deceased person’s estate. It is also needed by the Land Registry if a house or land is involved.
We can often obtain a grant of probate and manage the probate process much quicker than an application made in person. No interview at the probate registry will be required and we charge fees until the estate is fully dealt with