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Definition: Probate is the legal term generally used to describe the administration of the affairs of someone who has died.
When a person dies, the last thing their relatives want to think about is the legal implications. Unfortunately, there are numerous matters that must be addressed in a timely manner, and this is an area where we can help you with our sensitive and skilled Probate service.
At such a difficult time as the loss of a loved one there is no substitute for the experience, knowledge and skill of a solicitor who can guide you through this often complex area of the law, particularly if unforeseen complications arise. At Pearson Solicitors our dedicated Private Client solicitors are experts in the administration of estates, with many years experience in helping clients deal with their affairs in an informed, professional, yet supportive manner.
As well as dealing with the relevant financial institutions, HM Revenue & Customs and relatives, the important areas we address include: minimising any Inheritance Tax liability, Letters of Administration, Grant of Probate, the distribution of intestate estates, advising Executors and beneficiaries, dealing with complicated asset issues including company shares, company partnership interests, foreign property, intellectual property rights etc, and claims against estates.
The service is backed by our own FCA approved Independent Financial Advice team, which works in conjunction with the Private Client team to provide a truly comprehensive service.