Our wills and probate solicitors have a lot of experience with a wide variety of wills and probate cases and can manage problematic estates. Sometimes the administration of an estate offers an opportunity for tax-saving measures to be implemented. There can also be opportunities to move issues with probate forward quickly and efficiently.
We have contested in situations where there are family disputes if a will does not appear to show the wishes of the individual who made it. Also, if a will cannot be located, we can make sure that the estate is distributed to the correct eligible people.
Occasionally, during the administration of a will, there can be questions of foreign residence, foreign domicile and foreign nationality that emerge, for the reason of how a Will is interpreted, or the law which applies to its interpretation can be from another country. When matters like this occur, we are used to working with any issues and can resolve all of the problems efficiently in a way that produces beneficial results, either financially or in the way that is best for the family. The minimisation of tax is one of our fields of expertise.
There are also some formalities to be fulfilled which should not be forgotten. Statutory advertisements should generally be made to protect the executor’s legal situation. An HMRC clearance certificate is advised to defend the estate against future claims. Our experience with these subjects means that you will have the benefit of our expertise and proficiency with probate law so you will be protected against any unforeseen circumstances.