Our firm’s probate practitioners are very experienced in this type of legal matters and can handle complicated and unusual estates. Administration of an estate can provide opportunities for tax-saving measures where preferred.
We can resist in cases where family disputes occur if the will appears not to reflect the desires of the individual making it. When a will cannot be found (this is described as an “intestacy”) we make sure that the estate is distributed to the correct individuals.
Questions of foreign residence, foreign domicile and foreign nationality can sometimes arise during the administration of a will because how a will is read or the law which applies to its interpretation can be that from another country. When matters such as these arise, we are used to managing any problems and can resolve whatever issues swiftly and competently to produce the best results, in the way that is best for the family or financially. Tax minimisation is one of the aspects we are used to addressing.
There are regulations to be fulfilled which should not be missed. Statutory advertisements should generally be made to protect the legal situation of the executor. A clearance certificate from HMRC is usually advisable to protect the estate against future claims. Our knowledge of these subjects means that you will have the benefit of our expertise and therefore will be protected against unforeseen circumstances.