All of our probate practitioners have many years’ experience with probate cases and can handle complicated and unique estates. Sometimes the administration of an estate can give scope for tax-saving measures where desired. There can also be opportunities to progress matters faster and more efficiently.
We have resisted in circumstances where there are family disputes if a will does not appear to reflect the wishes of the person who made it. Also, if a will cannot be found, we can make sure that the estate is distributed to the correct entitled individuals.
Sometimes, in the administration of a will, there can be questions of foreign residence, foreign domicile and foreign nationality that arise, because of how a Will is read, or the law which applies to its interpretation can be from another country. When matters like this arise, we are accustomed to dealing with any issues and can resolve all of the problems efficiently in a way that produces the best results, either financially or in the way that is best for the family. Tax minimisation is one of our areas of expertise.
There are also some formalities to be complied with which should not be forgotten. 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 experience so you will be protected against unforeseen circumstances.