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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, and putting their affairs in order can sometimes be confusing, stressful and time-consuming. It’s not easy having to deal with the hassle of trying to work through the complexities of administering an estate while worrying over what to do.

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.

An estate refers to the value of all the assets. This includes your family home, possessions and savings.

If you are an executor of a will, this can be daunting as you are responsible for your actions and have control of the deceased assets. So, you must understand the probate and administration process. Getting legal advice will mean that there’s somebody to guide you through the process and answer all your questions.

What is Probate?

‘Probate’ 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. Probate may have to be applied for before the named beneficiaries in the will, can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any of the deceased assets. We can help make this process easy during such a difficult stressful time. Once the application is accepted a grant of probate will be completed for you to move forward.

Free No-Obligation Chat

We offer a free no obligation chat so you can discuss what the Probate costs will be. Simply 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. We would be delighted to discuss your situation with you.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 obtaining grant of probate for a simple estate with few assets and you want to deal with everything else, then we usually charge a fixed fee starting at £500 plus VAT and disbursement which typically come to around £700 all around (taken from the low and sensible fees for probate services section.

Simple Estate Administration

If dealing 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 typically this will be around £1500 all in.

Complex Estates

Please ring us, if it involves a more complex estate and we would be delighted to give you a quote, 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. Get in contact and we will see what we can do.

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.

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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 specialise in Probate and Estate matters. We aim to provide our clients with an outstanding legal service.

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

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