Our Probate Services

Clark Willis can undertake the entire estate administration on behalf of the Personal Representatives for peace of mind that all the formalities of administering an estate are taken care of assist with just acquiring the legal documents from the Court.

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Our full estate administration service means that Clark Willis can undertake the entire estate administration on behalf of the Personal Representatives for peace of mind that all the formalities of administering an estate are taken care of.

Clark Willis’ full estate administration service includes:

  • Providing initial advice to the Executors;
  • Identify the financial assets and liabilities of the Estate;
  • Obtain valuations of business and agricultural assets;
  • Deal with any Property including marketing and sale;
  • Arranging distribution or removal of personal effects and contents;
  • Completing and submitting the Probate application;
  • Dealing with HMRC;
  • Collecting in the assets of the estate;
  • Settling any liabilities and debts;
  • Preparing Estate Accounts;
  • Distribution of the Estate;

Legal Document Service (Grant Only)

This is a fixed fee service that is a popular option with clients as it includes the peace of mind that the legal paperwork is completed correctly. It includes providing initial advice to the Personal Representatives who would then acquire and provide the information required to enable us to complete the Probate application and associated HMRC form on their behalf. The Personal Representatives would then deal with the ongoing administration of the Estate themselves after Probate was obtained.

Additional advice and services, such as property sales or variations would be available at additional charges on a pay as you go basis.

Advice Only

Following an initial complimentary consultation, if the Personal Representatives wish to undertake the administration in person but require further advice, we will have an initial meeting with you to provide you with some advice on the terms of a Will, who may be entitled if there is no Will (intestacy) and point you in the right direction to allow you to deal with administration personally.

Under this option, we charge purely for the advice given on a time basis depending on exactly how much advice you require, subject to a minimum fee of £100 plus VAT.

How Much Does Probate Cost?

For more information on the charges for our different Probate services please see our Probate Costs Guide.

“Absolutely fantastic service throughout. Friendly and efficient staff and would recommend over and over again for all Law requirements.”

Mrs W, Darlington

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