As probate solicitors Andrew & Andrew have over 60 years of experience


When a loved one passes away it can be an upsetting and difficult time. This isn’t made easier if you are left dealing with their estate and coping with this can feel even more overwhelming when the process is lengthy, complex and time consuming. At Andrew & Andrew, our probate solicitors Portsmouth have over 60 years of experience in helping clients like you through this difficult time.

How probate solicitors Portsmouth can help

If you have been assigned to the role of personal representative for somebody’s will, you are going to need help with the administrative tasks associated with the person’s estate. You will have legal obligations to fulfill in your important role and this can be distressing when you are grieving for somebody you love. In your role, you need to obtain a grant of representation, which is a deed that allows all matters associated with the estate to be dealt with by you. Sometimes, an estate may not require this deed if it is a very simple one, however, it is much more common that it is complex and experienced probate solicitors Portsmouth will be required to navigate the process for you, to ensure that it is done properly, correctly and in as short a time as possible to alleviate the stress and strain on you and your loved ones. At Andrew & Andrew, we have a private client team who are dedicated to supporting you through each stage of the process, ensuring that you feel taken care of and don’t need to worry about any necessary work that we can do for you.

The process

In the initial stages of our support, we will need to ascertain whether or not a deed is required for the estate. Once that has been done, we can then discover the assets connected to the deceased’s estate, carrying out the relevant collating of information that is required in order to complete the task. This in itself would be hugely burdensome for you and we take this pressure away. The next stage would involve us drawing up the legal documentation that will be required to get the grant approved and then we arrange the settling of any outstanding debts, liabilities and tax payments that may need to be made. After all of this has taken place, we then have a picture of what assets are left and will arrange for them to be distributed as per the deceased’s will, if they made one. If they did not, we will comply with intestacy rules and will ensure that you fully understand what this involves.

What you need to do

If you require our support at a difficult and stressful time, we are here to give you the expert guidance and aid that you need to manage the responsibility you have been given as a personal representative. We will ensure that everything is managed efficiently and all you need to do is give us a call and we will get started on sorting everything out for you. We are happy to discuss the process in more depth, as well as your personal situation, answering any questions you may have. Just call Andrew & Andrew and we’ll assist you through this.