Taking on the role of Executor is a great responsibility. It is time consuming and there are many pitfalls. You are personally liable for your actions, however well meaning they may be.
Most clients say that they feel that a heavy burden has been lifted from their shoulders when they hand the paperwork over to our Solicitor to be dealt with in a professional reliable way.
Our experts can administer the whole estate from arranging the funeral, to a distribution of assets to the beneficiaries, or just to extract the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
This includes preparation of the necessary Probate Application Forms and submission of Returns to HMRC to claim maximum inheritance tax exemptions (ie. spouse and charitable) and for transfers of the nil rate band and residence allowances to reduce or even extinguish any inheritance tax liability.
Fixed fees can be quoted or a ceiling placed on professional charges at the outset.