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Administration of estates
What should you consider?
Losing a loved one is always going to be a difficult time and having the responsibility for the administration of their estate can be daunting.
Dealing with legal and financial formalities can be complicated and time-consuming; therefore it helps to have our experienced probate solicitors on your side, sharing the workload and responsibility.
Do I need a solicitor to help with
administering an estate?
The process of administering an estate be complicated. In these circumstances, the support a solicitor can provide is invaluable. Having an experienced solicitor to assist you with contacting the deceased’s bank and other institutions and notifying beneficiaries of their entitlement under the estate will make things easier and quicker for you.
Solicitors are also able to provide advice about any complex issues, such as Trusts or the effect of intestacies and help you deal with any tax consequences for the estate.
Many people are not aware that solicitors can handle any stage of the administration process on your behalf, or simply assist with the stages you find most challenging.
At Goughs, you will have the dedicated support of an individual member of our team to support you through the estate administration process.
Expert advice when you need it most
Our solicitors are here for you at every step
about administering an estate
We like to keep our fee structure fair and simple, so unlike some other firms, we don’t charge a percentage of the estate, our charges are simply based on an hourly rate and the amount of work we actually do.
Executors are appointed in the Will. In short, In short, an executor is the person (or people) legally responsible for carrying out the wishes of someone in their will. They’ll collect in the estate and distribute it to the beneficiaries (those named in the will), and ensure any debts are paid.
There are a number of things that can be done prior to arranging a meeting with a solicitor.
We’ve created a guide for you of the different steps to use it as a checklist to navigate this difficult time.
A Deed of Variation is a document entered into where one or more of the beneficiaries of an estate wish to change the amount of inheritance they stand to receive and to pass this inheritance on to another person. Please follow this guide for more information.
At Goughs our experienced legal team is here to offer a helping hand, whether you need initial advice, assistance with a difficult stage or for someone to take responsibility for the whole probate process.
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I engaged the services of Goughs Solicitors in Trowbridge, in particular Ailie Peacock, to act on my behalf for the sale of my house. Ailie was always clear with her advice, acted in a timely manor and answered any questions I had almost immediately. She was very proactive in dealing with the other parties involved in a slightly convoluted chain.
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Excellent service as usual.
Superb once again.
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The solicitor I dealt with at Goughs, Rhianna Cole, was an absolute star, I cannot fault her in any way at all. She made everything in the situation I was in so easy to understand, and she guided me through an extremely stressful time, with extreme professionalism, yet a very personal and sensitive touch. Can't big them up enough.
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Sophie was very attentive and responsive and understood the need to act quickly in regard to our purchase process. She was diligent with the paperwork and was very easy to talk to and clear at explaining what was required in terms of action from our side and from the seller.
pursuit of excellence.
All were welcoming and pleasant and dealt with my queries instantly. Nadine Cook who handled the conveyancing was absolutely outstanding in her pursuit of excellence. I commend her as one of the best and she has my everlasting thanks
very friendly welcome
Donna was always available on the phone and was always helpful, a very friendly welcome. I had very regular updates and nothing was too much trouble.
Since working with Nadine - excellent service, Thank you Nadine, good service as expected.
Very glad we went with Goughs
Sarah was very thorough and kept in touch with us all the way through the process. Very glad we went with Goughs and hopefully Sarah will be assisting my parents with their property regarding Land Registry
Nadine was fantastic
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Very happy with the service provided.
Nadine said at the beginning that she was proactive, easy to say, but she proved to be so. She dealt with all matters efficiently by e-mail and e-letter. I also had two face to face meetings and she took the time to explain things clearly which is important. Very happy with the service provided.
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