Administration of Estates
Probate - Dealing with affairs after death...
When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs and decide what will happen to the things they owned.
‘Probate’ is a term commonly used when talking about applying for the right to deal with a deceased person’s affairs (called ‘administering the estate’).
In practice, different terms are used, depending on whether or not the deceased person left a Will.
Coffin Mew’s probate service covers many elements of an administration, a few are listed here but for the full list of services please view our probate service document below.
- Initial interview and information gathering
- Informing necessary authorities
- Dealing with the utilities
- Obtaining valuations of all the assets of the estate
- Identify and settling any debts
- Filling in claims forms to realise any assets
- Arranging for the sale of any shares
Further information on Probate is available in the following documents, email us using the links below to receive a copy:
- What is Probate?
- Our Probate service
- Personal Representatives Questionnaire
- Read our briefing: Inheritance Tax transferrable nil rate band
- Inheritance Tax nil rate band discretionary will trust provisions: the advantages and disadvantages of keeping them in your Wills.