Probate

When you lose someone close to you it can be hard to deal with the emotional loss. But there are practical steps that need to be taken, and paperwork to be completed, and this can add to the trauma.

Our reliable team at Eric Robinson Solicitors is here to help you get through this difficult time. We’re sensitive to the challenges you’re facing and we’ll deal sympathetically and professionally with the legal formalities. 

‘Probate’ is the general term often used to refer to the administration of someone’s estate (paying debts and distributing assets, for example).  More specifically, it is the application made by the executors which allows them to administer the deceased’s assets. 

Sometimes an estate can be dealt with simply, without the need for a grant of representation. This will depend upon the assets held by the deceased, and we can advise you more on this.

We’ll help you deal with estate administrations from the outset. From establishing whether a grant of representation is required, to collating all relevant information, arranging valuations, drafting the probate papers, gathering in the assets, settling any liabilities, dealing with any tax issues and dealing with the distribution of the deceased’s remaining assets.

We’ll also give you comprehensive advice on the tax implications of administering an estate and we’ll help you set up trusts and deal with variations to a will after death.