When to Seek Legal Advice
There are some circumstances (set out below) when it is best for you to seek legal advice to assist you in applying for probate and administering a loved ones estate. Call us for a free, no-obligation initial chat on 0800 3 10 11 12.
Seek Legal Advice
It is always wise to seek legal advice no matter how small and simple a loved ones estate may seem at first.
Some small estates can often be administered without legal help. However, there are some circumstances set out below when it would be very wise to seek legal help and advice. We find that many people simply do not want the worry and hassle and simply instruct a good firm of Solicitors (such as ourselves) to deal with the administration of an estate and do most of the work so that you can concentrate on more important things and coming to terms with your loss.
Circumstances When It Is Highly Advised You Seek Legal Advice
It is always best to seek legal help and advice in any of the following circumstances:
- Children under 18;
- Property needs to be sold or transferred;
- The estate has a value of over £20,000;
- The estate may be complicated;
- Inheritance Tax may need to be paid;
- The deceased owned a business;
- Possible dispute or arguments;
- The deceased has assets abroad;
- The deceased has assets in trust;
- The deceased gave assets away if years before they died;
- Any unusual circumstances.
Legal fees are charged on the amount of time it actually takes to administer the estate. These can range from around £1,000 to £2,000 plus VAT and disbursements for most estates. All Solicitors will give you an estimate of what they will charge in advance.
Our legal fees fees are very reasonable compared with using other organisations, such as banks or other probate companies. It is worth noting that banks, some solicitors and other organisations sometimes charge on a percentage of the value of the estate which can prove to be more expensive than on getting an estimate or quote.
We at Seatons charge low, sensible fees. Call us for a free initial no obligation chat and estimate.
Free Legal Advice
If you have any questions that you feel you can’t answer yourself then please call us for a free, initial no obligation chat over the phone where we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
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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