Offering expert advice and support, I help you to deal with the Estate of a deceased person. I can work as your agent to sort all the paperwork and to ensure all the relevant legal processes are followed. Whether the deceased person had a Will or not, I provide a complete probate service to help you deal with the Administration of the Estate. Please contact me in Blackpool, Lancashire, for further information.
When a loved one dies, their family are faced with having to make funeral arrangements at what is a very difficult time. Your funeral director aims to make sure that this process is managed as sympathetically and as smoothly as possible. However, after all the funeral arrangements are over, the problem of sorting out the deceased person’s affairs must be dealt with.
Probate is the term most often used when the estate of a deceased person needs to be officially registered with the Probate Court to be able to deal with their affairs. Dealing with someone’s estate after they have died is known as the Administration of their Estate.
At HW&P (Legal) Services, I advise and assist you in all aspects of dealing with the Estate of a deceased person whether they had a Will or not.
I help you to complete all the forms necessary to obtain the Grant that you need to be able to deal with the administration of the Estate yourself.
Alternatively, I can deal with the actual administration of the Estate on your instructions as your agents. You remain in control but I do all the paperwork for you and make sure that all relevant processes are followed and complied with.
Unless the deceased person’s estate was small in value and straightforward, dealing with the finances can be a complicated and drawn out process. Executors should keep clear records of what they have done so that they can answer any future questions or challenges over their handling of the Estate.
Whatever your needs, we can assist you and will tailor our services to suit them, thus keeping the costs of dealing with the Estate to minimum.
Elizabeth Hazell is a Principal Fellow with the National Association of Licensed Paralegals and holds a Licence to Practice in Probate with them. She has many years’ experience dealing with the administration of estates.
When taking your instruction, I consider the complexity of the Estate and the amount of work likely to be required. Wherever possible, I agree a fixed fee with you so that you know the costs will not exceed an agreed amount. When dealing with complicated matters, I charge an hourly rate for all work done. However, I can still guarantee that whatever fee arrangement we come to, it will still be less than if you had just walked into your local Solicitors’ office.
I pride myself on providing a friendly, personal and professional service. Appointments can be made to see you in your own home at no extra cost to save you the inconvenience of having to get into my office.
My aim is to ensure that what can often be a complicated and frustrating process is made as simple as possible for you, the Personal Representatives.
Contact me in Blackpool, Lancashire, to enquire about the probate services and advice I provide.