Wills and Probate
When a loved one or close friend passes away, you will need to deal with their affairs. This often requires the need for a Grant of Probate to be obtained from the Court to allow you to collect in their assets, pay off any liabilities and distribute their estate. This can be a daunting process and something which you may not want to deal with, especially at this difficult time. At Clark Willis we can assist you with this process. Our solicitors can offer a professional and efficient service with transparent fees tailored to your specific case. We offer an initial free appointment where we will discuss with you the Estate and your requirements and we will then provide you with our fees based upon your requirements.
Our solicitors include a member of the Society for Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) a professionally recognised body.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Grant of Probate?
A Grant of Probate, or Letters of Administration if there is no Will, is a document produced by the Court which confirms that the Executors (Administrators if there is no Will) have the necessary authority to administer a deceased’s estate.
Who applies for the Grant?
If there is a Will, the Executors named in the Will make the application. If there is no Will then the rules on Intestacy dictate who is legally entitled to obtain the Grant. This is often family members.
What happens if there are disagreements over the Will or the Estate?
It is not uncommon for there to be disputes over an Estate. If such a situation should arise, we can refer your matter on to our experienced solicitors in the litigation department who will be able to assist you with this. Having one firm of solicitors who can deal with everything for you will enable the matter to be dealt with more efficiently.