Probate

It is always a difficult time when someone close to you passes away and having to deal with the administration of his or her estate does not make things any easier.

When someone dies it may be necessary to apply to the Court for formal authority to deal with the estate. This is known as Grant of Probate of the Will or Letters of Administration where there is no Will. The administration of the estate involves collecting all of the assets of the deceased, paying any tax and other debts, and distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will (or under the rules of intestacy where there is no Will).

Morris & Bates offer an efficient yet sympathetic service reassuring relatives and managing all aspects of the administration of the estate. We can deal with all of the steps required to obtain a grant of probate, including dealing with HMRC (Inland Revenue and tax ) and calculation of tax, dealing with the realisation and distribution of assets and making applications to the Probate Registry for the appropriate Grant. We also provide advice to executors and administrators on their obligations and duties and how to administer the estate.