The probate process can be complex and extremely stressful if there are factors such as an international will, a high-value estate, if the deceased was a partner in a business, or if the will is contested.
A fixed fee probate quotation informs clients on exactly how much will be paid out of the estate.
The fixed fee for probate will cover all stages of probate, including collecting together all financial and property assets, valuing any property, obtaining probate, preparing accounts for the estate, paying any inheritance taxes and capital gains tax and distributing the assets to beneficiaries named in the will and we will not exceed our fixed fee estimate without first advising you in advance.
It is especially important to seek legal advice on probate if there are a large number of beneficiaries and bequests, as there may be complex tax implications where property and monies are being passed to immediate family and other beneficiaries, including charities or other causes.
Probate also involves a large amount of paperwork to be completed – and this is best completed by a Probate solicitor, as any errors or incomplete paperwork can delay probate and the distribution of an estate. Additionally, errors or inaccuracies when completing the tax documentation can result in severe penalties and repercussions to the Executors.
A fixed fee probate quotation means that estate administration and the distribution of assets to beneficiaries will be completed correctly and as efficiently as possible, within a set fee that will be deducted from the estate, along with any taxes due.
Duncan Lewis Probate solicitors have offices nationwide and in most major cities – our specialist Probate lawyers understand how upsetting losing a loved one is and will make estate administration as stress-free as possible.
We will take a few details about your loved one’s property and financial details for the quote – our Probate solicitors will help if you are unsure of what information is needed for the fixed fee probate quote.
Duncan Lewis also offers competitively-priced hourly rates for contentious probate matters, where a will might be challenged.
For expert legal advice on probate and a fixed fee probate quotation, call Duncan Lewis Wills and Probate solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409.