Probate is a legal document that allows the deceased’s assets to be released to one or more people who have the legal authority to act and administer the estate. It proves to the asset holders that they are releasing the assets to the correct and authorised people.
When Probate is required the assets of the estate are essentially ‘frozen’ to safeguard them against an ‘incorrect distribution’ to the wrong people.
This means that without the Grant of Probate a property cannot be sold and the deceased’s bank accounts and other financial assets cannot be accessed.
A common misconception around Probate is that it is not required if the deceased made a Will. If there is a valid Will it is called a ‘Grant of Probate’ and if there is no valid Will (intestacy) it is called ‘Letters of Administration’.
Seagull Legal Services has a brilliant team of probate lawyers and specialists, and is trusted to deal with millions of pounds in estates annually.
We have helped and supported hundreds of bereaved individuals and families, many of whom come to us from recommendation.
Our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.
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Our probate team offer a probate complete service. We take full responsibility for getting the grant of probate and dealing with the legal, tax, property and estate administration affairs on your behalf. We can meet with you in your home, our offices or another location (in England or Wales) to explain the probate process and to answer your questions.
We provide mobile phone numbers so that you can contact us out of hours and at weekends as that is often when you need to ask something. However if you wish to have more involvement we will deal with as much or as little as you wish. For example sometimes we simply get asked to deal with the specialist technical issues of obtaining the Grant of Probate
There are no upfront costs to pay as our probate and estate administration fees are deferred and will be taken from the estate once it is in funds.
We take full responsibility for completing the estate administration process for you. Our probate team has many years of experience of dealing with Probate matters.
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