Probate & estate administration

DLS Estate Planning Ltd offers probate and estate administration services.

We are able to provide professional advice on personal liabilities as well as advice to beneficiaries.

Introduction to probate

Many of our client’s Wills, will have appointed relatives or trusted friends as their Executor but being the Executor of an estate is not really an honour; it’s a difficult, time consuming job that can carry some legal liability.
Executors will need to be sure that they understand their duties and responsibilities. For example, payment of all taxes becomes their personal responsibility and may lead them to personal liability or penalties. Equally, they would have a liability to the beneficiaries should any mistakes occur and the beneficiaries may look to them for compensation. 
As an executor they could find themselves administering the estate over a long period of time and could quite possibly become unpopular with the beneficiaries of the Will, they would also need to arrange for the care of any minor children and pets, and arrange any insurance cover required for the deceased’s assets.
DLS Estate Planning Ltd offers a fixed fee arrangement when dealing with Probate. We work with experts when dealing with Probate. Our sympathetic and professional team of Probate specialists can also arrange to meet in the comfort of your own home.

Professional Executors

A Professional Executor is always the best choice, particularly if any of the following apply:
  • Where there are multiple assets such as: bank accounts and savings, shares, bonds and investments.
  • Where there are liabilities such as mortgages, loans or credit cards.
  • Where a property is to be sold or conveyed.Where the estate is of a high value.
  • Where there is a business or the deceased was a partner in a business.
  • Agricultural property.
  • Family Trusts or large gifts to under 18’s.
  • Where a potential claim under the Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975 by someone who feels unfairly treated by the Will, or by the rules of intestacy.
  • If the Will is badly drafted or beneficiaries cannot be traced. 
For more information please call us on 01908 477118

Free, no obligation consultation

All our clients are offered the opportunity to meet with our local experts, either at home or at one of our offices for a free no obligation consultation. You are then given the opportunity to discuss your wishes in privacy while our experienced solicitors will take your will instructions, ensuring your will is prepared to your exact requirements.
Once the instructions are completed you will be provided with an order summary for checking. Your final documents are then returned to you once your acceptance of the order summary has been received. This will include a fully bound original, and a copy for your own reference.

Benefits Of Using Us

Why using DLS Estate Planning is the right choice.

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