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When a loved one dies it can be a difficult, emotional and stressful time.

We can help you sort out the legal side of things quickly, easily and at low cost.

Please call us for a free no obligation chat on 0800 3 10 11 12

Welcome to our web home page relating to Probate and Estates.

When a loved one passes away, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Putting their affairs in order can sometimes be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. It’s not easy having to deal with the hassle of working through the complexities of administering an estate while trying to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

We Can Help You!

When you are faced with administering a loved one’s estate and obtaining a grant of probate, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. We can help!

By delegating us the responsibility of obtaining a grant of probate and administering the estate hopefully you can find some time, space and peace of mind so that you can concentrate on more important things, such as starting the grieving process and coming to terms with your loss.

What is Estate administration?

‘Estate administration’ is the process of dealing with the property, money and possessions of a person who has died. This will typically involves collecting in the estate, clearing debts, preparing accounts and distributing the estate in accordance with the will, usually the person who administered the estate is the executor this can be overwhelming. A grant of probate (if there is a will) or a grant of letter of administration (if there is no will) may have to be applied for before the named executing administrator dealing with the estate  can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any of the deceased assets. We can help make this process easy during such a difficult stressful time.

Free No-Obligation Chat

We offer a free no obligation chat so you can discuss how we can help. Please call us free on 0800 3 10 11 12 or telephone 01536 276300 and ask for Adrian or Mandy at our Corby office or 01536 311690 and ask for James or John at our Kettering office.Our team are known as “the friendly professionals” and are here to provide a sympathetic, helpful and friendly service to help guide you through the legal complexities at this difficult time. Have a look at our meet the team page.

Specialist Probate Solicitors

We specialise in Probate and Estate Administration work. We are also a genuine firm of specialist solicitors and are fully insured and regulated, unlike many other probate firms you may come across on the internet. We have a “Lexcel Accreditation” which is a legal practice quality mark. We are also members of “Solicitors for the Elderly” (SFE).

Free Probate & Estates Information Guide

You can also download our free guide “How to Administer a Loved One’s Estate Legal Guides”. Just complete the download form at the bottom of the page.Free Legal Guides For Download

It’s packed with useful information as well as hints and tips on what to do. So, if you are unsure of what to do now, and simply want some further information, then you may find downloading and reading the guide helpful.

Low & Sensible Fees For Probate Services

Lawyers can charge all sorts of different fees for the work they do. We at Seatons pride ourselves on providing low and sensible fees and giving good value for money. Compared with other solicitors, banks or probate companies you will find our fees to be very competitive.

Fixed Probate Fees

If you feel you need legal advice, we try to charge fixed fees, an indication of our basic fees are below

Obtaining Grant of Probate

If you require to only obtain grant of probate for a simple estate with few assets and you want to deal with the administration of the estate and everything else, then we usually charge a fixed fee starting at £500 plus VAT of £100 and court fees of £162.50 which typically comes to £762.50 all in.

Simple Estate Administration

If you would like us to deal with the administration of a simple estate including obtaining a grant of probate, collecting assets, paying off liabilities and then preparing estate account and distributing the estate to beneficiaries, our fees usually start from £1000 plus VAT and disbursements of £500, typically this will be from £1500 all in.

Complex Estates

If you have more complex estate and we would be delighted to give you a free no obligation estimate. We are confident that it will be a competitive price beating most of our competitors.

Distance is Never a Problem

Although we have offices in Corby and Kettering , distance will never be an issue. For example if you live in Northamptonshire, we can come to you.

We also act for clients further across England and Wales: wherever you live we can help you. We usually don’t need to meet up face to face and can often deal with most matters over the phone or by email. However, if necessary with more complex estates we will travel to meet up with you. We also offer Skype conference calls.

Finally…

So what are you waiting for? Try us! We would love to hear from you!

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Adrian Chambers - Seatons Solicitors

Probate & Estate Specialists

I’m Adrian Chambers and I specialise in Probate and Estate matters. We at Seatons are known as the friendly professionals, we aim to provide clients with an outstanding legal service.

We will help and support you and most importantly we work hard for you.

If you need help in obtaining probate and/or administering a loved one’s estate, please click here for further information.

Please contact me for a free, no obligation chat on 01536 276300 or contact me online.

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