At Hall & Wilcox, we have a dedicated team of probate and estate administration experts who can assist you in all aspects of the process. Our lawyers understand that losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time, and we are committed to providing compassionate and supportive legal services to help you navigate through probate and estate administration with ease.
How we can help
Probate and estate administration are important legal processes that help ensure a deceased person's assets are distributed according to their wishes. These processes can be complex and time-consuming, and it is important to have the guidance of an experienced legal team to navigate them successfully.
Our team can assist you with all aspects of probate and estate administration, whether simple or complex, including obtaining probate and letters of administration, identifying and valuing assets, paying debts and taxes, distributing assets to beneficiaries, and resolving any disputes or complexities that may arise.
We provide our clients with personalized legal services that are tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they understand the process and are kept informed every step of the way, including in relation to costs.
Other ways we can help
- Obtaining probate or letters of administration of Wills or other testamentary documents which don’t comply with prescribed laws
- Advising when Wills have been lost or originals can’t be located
- Obtaining letters of administration when there is no valid Will and advising on intestacy laws
- Making urgent applications for probate
- Administering an estate when the contents of the Will are unclear and require interpretation
- Dealing with difficult beneficiaries
- Dealing with foreign and digital assets
- Advising on executor’s commission
- Advising on tax and stamp duty implications from the sale and distribution of estate assets
- Defending estates from potential legal proceedings
- Advising executors of their duties and obligations
- Advising beneficiaries of their rights
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