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Losing a friend or family member can be a very difficult experience. It can be made even more challenging if you have been appointed as personal representative for those who have departed. As an executor of a person’s will, there are responsibilities placed upon you and legal processes that you must go through in order to carry out this legal responsibility. At Andrew & Andrew we have a probate solicitor Emsworth who can help you when you are feeling upset and grieving for a loved one. Whether you need help with being a personal representative, or if you wish to make a will yourself, we have been established for over 60 years and we have a wealth of experience to help make your probate or will making experience as easy and smooth as possible. We aim to communicate with you regularly, so you aren’t left feeling frustrated and in the dark. We also want you to understand the process and what needs to be done, and we will take the time to ensure that you are up to speed with everything.

What we can do to help

If you are the personal representative for the administration of a person’s will, we can help you fulfill your legal obligations in this role. The first thing that will need to be done is to apply for a Grant of Representation – a deed which allows you to carry out this role. Sometimes, an estate won’t require this if it is a straightforward one. Your probate solicitor Emsworth will assess whether or not you need to make this application before asking you to do anything. Once this has been sorted, if required, we will then do more of the leg work for you. When a person has passed away, we will need to collect all of the assets together and calculate their value. From this, we can then settle any outstanding debts, liabilities, taxes etc. This isn’t a job that a grieving person usually wishes to have to undertake and we are caring and supportive throughout this process as we do everything for you. Once the estate has been settled, anything that is left is then ready to be divided up in accordance with the will. Again, we are here to guide you through this process and you don’t have to do it on your own. With the benefit of our experience, you can ensure that your role is completed efficiently and in line with the law.

If you are looking to make a will, however, we can also assist you. The reality is that many people imagine that making a will is something to do when they are old and grey, however, sadly the unthinkable could happen at any time and it is best to know that, if it should, you have everything in place, so that your nearest and dearest are not left with a very large headache when it comes to your affairs. People who don’t have a will when they die often leave people with a much more complex and difficult situation. Matters need attending to such as who should have legal guardianship over the children if they are minors and both parents have died. It is difficult, however it is also essential that the solutions are stated by you in these sorts of circumstances, so that your wishes are carried out after you have gone, whatever your age.

If you would like to find out more about how a probate solicitor Emsworth can help, give Andrew & Andrew a call and we will be happy to discuss your circumstances and explain in more depth about how we can help. You will be able to ask as many questions as you like and we will take the time to discuss any concerns you may have.