When someone who was close to you has passed away, more often than not you simply want time to grieve, to remember their spirit and to process your loss in your own time. We respect this, as we have all lost someone close to us and understand that there is time needed to adjust.
As it happens, there are many considerations that need to be taken to hand that require lengthy and complex procedures in order to make sure everything goes smoothly. One of these considerations is a person’s legal affairs.
It can be distressing and complicated for everyone involved in the legal affairs of the deceased person. Probate solicitors in Portsmouth regularly deal with the administration of a deceased’s estate, providing considerate and invaluable advice to family members and those who have been left in charge of their estate.
People simply need to get through the process as quickly and as easily as they can as their minds are often elsewhere. We ensure that we use simple English and explain the facts straight to our clients, giving the assistance that is needed during this difficult time.
Who is a Personal Representative?
A Personal Representative of an estate is a person who has been legally chosen by the deceased to manage the final affairs regarding what happens to their belongings and assets.
They need to adhere to a certain number of legal obligations in order to obtain a deed that is known as a grant of representation. In some cases, an estate does not need to have one of these deeds but in our experience, most situations need to have the attentive presence of a lawyer. A lawyer makes sure that all matters are covered, that the administrative process is completely dealt with correctly and so that there are no loose ends that need to be sorted out at a later date, confusing the matter entirely.
Probate solicitors in Portsmouth can support the Personal Representative in obtaining the grant and all concluding matters as it can be a lengthy, stressful and confusing process. By working with us, you can alleviate a lot of the stress and confusion and know that everything is working as it should be.
It is important that someone is here with you at every stage of the process to ensure that you feel comfortable and well supported. We take pride in our ability to progress these matters efficiently and seamlessly so that you are able to focus on other family matters that are more pressing.
In order to quickly ascertain whether you need to obtain a grant, we gather all the necessary information so that you don’t have to. We draft legal documents and take the initiative in settling matters quickly that could hold up the entire process if dealt with piece by piece. Finally, we can assist in distributing the estate as per the wishes written in the will or we would otherwise follow the intestacy rules.
We are here to help relieve some of the burden and stress of having to do these tasks yourself and with over 60 years of experience in the matter, we are able to take a caring, compassionate and understanding approach to the situation at hand.