Where do I start?

What do you have to do when someone dies? It is a difficult time when someone passes away, emotions are high and life can be confusing. You need to know what to do (our Bereavement Advice and Probate Guide is a good place to start), how much you are going to do on your own and what bits you need to hand over to a professional.

When choosing your professional probate service ask yourself do they offer:

Stress free and efficient estate administration

Meetings at our office or in your own home at a time that suits you

Costs fixed from the outset

Quick and comprehensive service

Specialist professional advice

Legal services delivered by a fellow of the Institute of Paralegals

Professional connections to maximise your inheritance

Can they also provide you with advice on writing a will, lasting powers of attorney, inheritance tax and succession planning?

If they check all of the boxes then go ahead with confidence.
If not get in contact with us by calling 01778 252 301.

Your first steps are to:

  • Register the death
  • Obtain a copy of the will or
    the original
  • Make initial contact with a
    funeral director
  • Arrange to meet with the executors or a professional if you are going to use a probate service

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