Specialist probate lawyers
Our specialist probate lawyers provide expert legal advice and support for individuals and families dealing with the administration of estates, wills, and trusts.
Our experienced team of probate solicitors will work closely with you to ensure that everything is handled efficiently and sensitively, giving you peace of mind during this challenging time.
If you are the executor of someone’s estate, it is important to have a clear understanding of your legal responsibilities. You will need to feel confident that the process will be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible, and with sensitivity at your time of loss. Our probate lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with estates and have an expert knowledge of the law in this area.
As the executor of someone’s estate, the death of a loved one can not only be a very upsetting time, but it can be a stressful time too. As executor, you are responsible for dealing with the deceased’s estate , this is often referred to as ‘estate administration’. A thorough understanding of your legal responsibilities can ensure that the whole process is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What is probate?
Probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s estate, which includes collecting and distributing their assets according to the terms of their will.
Your expert legal support
We are specialist and compassionate professionals committed to providing you with the right support. With a team of highly specialist and experienced lawyers, we can help make the process run smoothly minimising complications. We take sensitivity into account just as much as legal advice, as we understand the difficult nature of the situation and how this can affect you.
As specialists in probate, we have the correct systems in place to deliver real efficiencies and reduce cost.
Complex estate administration
Estate administration involves dealing with assets such as bank accounts, property, personal possessions, and sometimes, even pets and animals. As executor, you will play a role in collecting and realising assets, paying any debts, completing and submitting an Inheritance Tax Return, paying the inheritance tax due, dealing with the tax affairs of the deceased during their lifetime and throughout the administration and dividing the estate amongst beneficiaries.
Estate administration can be a complicated and lengthy process, as all finances, assets and property which, will remain inaccessible until the court that deals with a deceased person’s affairs gives permission to deal with the assets.
An estate can pass either pursuant to the terms and provisions of a Will, or if a deceased person did not leave a Will, then their estate will pass in accordance with the intestacy rules. We can guide you through both the terms of the Will or the rules of intestacy.
We can advise you on what type of Grant of Representation is needed – usually a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration although there are interim or urgent Grants that we can advise upon and obtain for you.
We can help you deal with estates that involve international assets – both in obtaining documentation and considering cross border taxation implications. We are part of an international network of professionals and therefore, have like-minded international lawyers at our finger tips to assist us in cross jurisdictional estates.
We can also advise you on the implementation and management of trusts arising from Wills or intestacy and on the preparation of Post Death Variations to Wills and Intestacy.
Why choose our probate solicitors?
Here at Moore Barlow our probate solicitors are experts who understand the complexities of probate law and can guide you through the process with sensitivity and efficiency. Our solicitors have years of experience in handling estates of all sizes and can provide tailored advice to ensure that your loved one’s wishes are carried out smoothly and effectively. With our support, you can be confident that your probate matters are in safe hands.
How can our probate solicitors help?
If you need a probate solicitor who can provide expert guidance and support throughout the probate process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and assets are distributed according to the deceased’s wishes, then Moore Barlow can help. From dealing with complex estates to managing inheritance tax, our team has the knowledge and experience to handle any situation with sensitivity and efficiency. We understand that probate can be a difficult and emotional time, and we are committed to providing compassionate and practical advice to help ease the burden on our clients.
We take care to listen to you, with the sensitivity to know when emotional support is just as important as legal advice. Our probate solicitors are highly experienced specialists with expert knowledge of this area of the law. We can help you with probate questions and issues from any of our offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington and Woking.
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Moore Barlow continues to build on its reputation as a go-to firm for high-net-worth individuals, landed estates and family trusts, regarding claims concerning the validity and execution of wills and trusts, and claims against trustees for breach of their fiduciary duties.
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We have consulted Moore Barlow, and for some years we have not found it necessary to consult other firms. Clear and incisive advice, unfailing professionalism and a relationship-orientated approach characterises the firm.