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 downloadable documents:
- 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.
The documents are Adobe Acrobat files, if you do not have the Free software installed on your computer, please follow this link to download the latest version.