Probate

Let your accountant handle probate

When a loved one passes away, the process of handling their estate can seem bewildering. In the media this is often portrayed as a time of family conflict, where people argue over their inheritance, hire lawyers and take their issues to court. In reality, many families are happy to go along with the last will […]

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Probate: Managing a loved one’s financial affairs after their death

In this post, we look at the Probate process in England and Wales, from applying for a grant of representation to the decisions you need to make once the document is granted. Applying for a grant of representation Probate is the legal process you go through when someone has passed away and you are the […]

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Step aside solicitors, we’ll take over probate from here

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. It can be difficult to juggle arranging the funeral service, managing any outstanding financial responsibilities, and your own emotional state at this difficult time. Thinking about your loved one’s estate may be the furthest thought from your mind, but processing the Will is a […]

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How can Berley’s probate service help you?

Probate is the first step in the legal process of administering a will and distributing the deceased’s assets correctly. It involves a complex and rather time consuming analysis of financial affairs, which has the potential to add to your stress during this personal time of need. Dealing with the death of a loved one is […]

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Understanding the Difference Between An LPA and a Grant Of Probate

When dealing with the ‘end-of-life’ affairs of a close relative or loved one, several stages of care may be involved. During this process, which can span many years as a person’s health declines, the cognitive and mental capabilities of the person may also decline, to a point where they are unable to make their own […]

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Dealing with probate

Dealing with the administration of an individual’s estate can be a complex and time-consuming experience, which carries with it a number of legal obligations. Here we outline some key elements of the process, as well as suggesting some tax-efficient measures for you to consider as part of your own estate planning strategy. Probate is the […]

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