If you have been named as the Executor of a Will or need to administer the estate of a loved one who did not leave a Will, this can be an intimidating responsibility at an already difficult time.
Our administration of estates team understands this and can offer the clear, empathetic support you need to deal with all of the practical and legal issues involved in handling the estate of a loved one who has passed away.
We work with clients across the Cotswolds, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, as well as in London and throughout the UK. We can help with everything from valuing the estate and paying inheritance tax to obtaining the grant of probate (or letters of administration) and distributing the assets, as well as resolving all types of inheritance disputes.
Our goal is to make the entire estate administration process as simple and stress-free as possible for you while giving you the confidence that all of your duties have been properly carried out in accordance with the deceased’s wishes.
Speak to one of our estate administration solicitors today by calling 01285 659061 or using the contact form at the top of the page.
Our estate administration services
We can help you with every aspect of estate administration, including:
- Liaising with the deceased’s bank, mortgage lender and other financial institutions
- Having the estate valued
- Dealing with HM Revenue and Customs for inheritance tax and any other tax liable on the estate
- Obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration
- Preparing estate accounts
- Handling the distribution of the estate to the beneficiaries
- Resolving inheritance disputes
We also have a very strong property team who can advise you in relation to the various property issues that can arise during the administration of an estate, including property sales, remortgaging and transfer of ownership.
Why choose Tanners for estate administration?
Our solicitors have been helping individuals and families with administration of estates for many years, handling everything from straightforward estates to those that are much more complex and high value.
In that time, we have dealt with all of the common issues that can arise and most of the less common ones, meaning whatever you need assistance with, we can help.
We have particular expertise dealing with inheritance disputes, so can offer sensitive, practical advice and support when there are contentious issues regarding an estate that need to be resolved.
You will have the dedicated support of an individual member of our team to support you through the entire estate administration process and we are happy to visit you at home, as well as being available by phone and email for your convenience.
Our team includes several members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) reflecting our training and expertise in this area.
We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).