It’s hard enough as it is coming to terms with the death of a loved one, but the legal formalities can add to the pressures of trying to sort everything out. Whilst there is always the option for executors or next of kin to personally apply for the Grant of Administration without any professional help, this can often be time-consuming and will mean being interviewed by the Court.
Using a solicitor to help you will mean that the process is a lot smoother. We can also advise you along the way of the practical formalities such as when you are entitled to clear the house, dispose of personal items and who is entitled to see a copy of any Will. This can help to reduce the possibility of disputes between the family and will mean that everyone knows exactly what’s what. It can also help having an impartial third party to assist with family meetings, if necessary.
If you’re dealing with the death of a family member or friend and you need some help, call us for a free consultation. This is never a sales pitch and we will do what we can during this appointment to help you with the process. If you then decide that you would like us to deal with the legal formalities for you, we will tell you exactly how much it will cost and how long it will take. We will do all the leg work.
You needn’t deal with everything yourself, we are here to help.
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