Do you need a probate solicitor?


Dealing with the loss of a family member or partner is a very sad and emotional time, and this can be even harder when you have to deal with the legal side of things. Seeking help from our probate solicitor Emsworth can be a good way of easing the stress of sorting through the legal matters whilst grieving your loss.

Helping with administration of estates

One of the main legal matters we can help you with is administration of estates, as it can be overwhelming to be left with properties from your loved one and it can be confusing to know how to handle it all. When you are a personal representative of an estate, sometimes you will need to obtain a grant of representation. This is a document obtained from the court to prove that you do actually have legal authority to deal with the deceased person’s estate.

If you are having to obtain one of these grants, and go through all of the legal processes relating to your loved one’s estate, it can be very stressful and confusing. This is why our probate solicitor Emsworth is proud and dedicated to be able to guide you through the whole process, and make sure that everything that needs to be done gets done.

How will we help you?

When you come to us for legal help with your estate administration, we will first find out whether you need a grant of representation or not, as this can affect how simple the process is. If you do need one, we will then collate the important information needed about the deceased person and their assets, to make sure that we can organise everything accordingly. Once this is done, we can draft the relevant legal documents that are needed to obtain the grant of representation. Our team can also help you with settling any liabilities or debts and tax implications, as this can also be quite a stressful procedure.

Why should I use a probate solicitor?

If you are struggling to deal with the legal processes of sorting through a deceased person’s will, assets and more, then it can be very beneficial to get help from a probate solicitor Emsworth. This is because the solicitor will have no emotional connection to the person, meaning that they can deal with the legal side of things with a clear and educated mind.

Sometimes, you will be able to sort out all of the deceased person’s affairs yourself, and it can be a simple process. But quite a lot of the time it isn’t so simple, and there can be complications that can happen that will make the process a lot harder than it already is.

An example of this would be that sometimes families can come to disagreements due to them being in the will or not. For example, if a family member was not included in a will, this can make them angry and can cause them to challenge the will. This is when it can be important to get help from a solicitor, either to help defend the fact that you are meant to be in a will or to counter any challenges to a will.

If the deceased person died without writing a will, this can also make things a lot more stressful, as there will be a lot of uncertainty about who the person’s assets will go to. Getting legal help with this can be very beneficial, as we can guide you through the relevant processes that are performed to determine where the assets go.