Probate & Dying without a Will
At Hansells, we take a sympathetic but very practical approach to the complete process, from registering the death and arranging the funeral, to the completion of the Estate administration. We’ll make sure you know your duties as an Executor, or if necessary, advise you on Intestacy, which is what happens when someone dies without a Will.
Probate and Estate Administration needs careful management to avoid pitfalls for Executors and Beneficiaries. Even with a professionally prepared Will in place Executors may still require expert help in order to administer the Estate.
Most importantly, we’ll give you a clear indication of the costs and a very helpful ‘timeline’ so that you’ll be able to understand and plan the entire sequence of the administration.
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Our experienced team also includes a number of solicitors who are accredited by STEP, whose members are required to acquire additional technical qualifications and are subject to a Code of Professional Conduct, which requires them at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of their clients and of the wider community. STEP members are also required to keep up to date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments.
SFE members are all specialists in older client law, but what sets SFE members apart from other lawyers are their specialist client care skills that enable them to advise and support older and vulnerable clients. – click Probahere to view our Code of Practice and Client Care Procedures. Samantha Loombe is an Associate Member of SFE.