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Completing Probate Services and Estate Administration in Cumbria and the Lake District
Based in Ambleside, Cumbria, our lawyers provide empathetic and effective services during this very sad and often stressful time. Get in touch today to find out how we can help. Assisting in Applying for a Grant of Probate, whether the Deceased had a Will or, if not, applying for Letters Of Administration of their Estate. Paying All Known Debts and Liabilities at the Date of Death from Funds received.
Combining compassion and legal expertise, our experienced team assist with the smooth process of estate administration from start to finish, including:
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Understanding If Probate Is Required to Administer the Estate
Assisting in Applying for a Grant of Probate, Whether The Deceased Had a Will or Letters Of Administration
Obtaining Valuations of the Estate
Calculating All Tax Liabilities and Completing Administration for:
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Capital Gains Tax
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Paying All Known Debts and Liabilities at the Date of Death from Funds
Cashing in All Assets, including Any Sale of Property
Preparing Estate Accounts to Confirm What Funds Have Been Received and Paid out
Distributing the Estate in accordance with the Will (or Rules of Intestacy If There Is No Will)
Additionally, it is frequently possible to obtain funds to settle funeral accounts and other immediate expenses before the Grant is made.
Changing a Will
In some cases, it is desirable to change a Will. Under certain circumstances, with the full consent of Beneficiaries, we will advise and draft the appropriate documentation to make any changes. Please note that should you undertake probate without employing a specialist, you may be personally financially liable for any breach of your duty, even if it is by way of a genuine mistake!.