Probate solicitors in London
There are many specialist wills and probate solicitors in London who will be able to offer straightforward and practical help in the event of a death.
In order for a deceased person’s affairs to be sorted out a person must be appointed to take on this responsibility. If a person is named in the deceased’s will to perform this responsibility they are called the executor and will have the authority to administer the deceased’s estate. The executor could also be a London probate solicitor. Probate may need to be applied for if the estate is worth more than £5,000 or contains property, land, stocks, shares, or certain types of insurance policies. An executor will have to apply for a Grant of Representation from the Probate Registry or it can be obtained by a probate solicitor. London has many probate solicitors who can take on the legal responsibility of probate for an executor.
If the deceased has died intestate (without leaving a will) a probate solicitor in London will be able to apply for a grant of letters of application on behalf of a close relative. Letters of application allow a close relative to administer the estate according to the rules of intestacy. A probate solicitor in London will be an expert on the intestacy rules and be able to ensure the estate is administered correctly.
If you feel you need to speak to a probate solicitor in London, Contact Law can recommend a local expert to answer your questions and help you through this potentially difficult process.
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- Last Updated on 11/07/2012