What Is A Probate Solicitor - Seatons Law

What Is A Probate Solicitor?

A Probate solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in helping their clients navigate the difficult process of obtaining a Grant of Probate.

A Grant of Probate is a legal document that confirms the authority of the executor of an estate to administer the deceased person’s assets and distribute them to the beneficiaries as set out in the Will or intestacy laws. Here are some ways in which a Probate solicitor and Seatons can help with obtaining a Grant of Probate:

  1. Initial consultation: A Probate solicitor can provide an initial consultation to explain the process of obtaining a Grant of Probate, answer any questions you may have and assess your situation to determine if their services are needed.
  2. Gathering and valuing assets: A Probate solicitor can also help with the task of identifying and valuing the assets of the deceased person’s estate, including property, investments, and personal possessions. They can also help with locating any missing assets or verifying the ownership of any disputed assets.
  3. Preparing the application: A Probate solicitor can prepare and submit the application for the Grant of Probate to the Probate Registry on behalf of the executor. This includes completing the necessary forms, providing evidence of the deceased person’s assets and liabilities, and paying the required fee.
  4. Dealing with any challenges: If there are any challenges to the Grant of Probate, such as a disputed Will or a claim from a creditor or beneficiary, a Probate solicitor can represent the executor in court and provide advice on how to resolve the issue.
  5. Administering the estate: Once the Grant of Probate has been obtained, a Probate solicitor can provide ongoing support to the executor in administering the estate, including paying off any debts, distributing assets to beneficiaries, and filing tax returns.

Probate Solicitors – Valuable Guidance & Support

Overall, a Probate solicitor can provide valuable guidance and support to help ensure that the process of obtaining a Grant of Probate runs smoothly and that the deceased person’s wishes are carried out according to their Will or the laws of intestacy.

If you’re looking for a skilled and experienced Probate solicitor to help you navigate the complex legal process of administering a loved one’s estate? Look no further. Seatons specialises in Probate services and we are here to guide you through every step of the way.

We understand that losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time, and the thought of navigating the legal process can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to provide compassionate and personalised legal support to help ease your burden.

No matter if you’re dealing with a simple or complicated estate, we have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the Probate process with confidence. From filing court documents to managing assets and distributing property, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are carried out and that their legacy is protected.

Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today to arrange an appointment and take the first step towards securing your loved one’s legacy either online here or by calling 01536 276300 or 01536 311690.