Our probate solicitors have experience with a wide range of probate cases and can advise on problematic estates. Sometimes the administration of an estate offers the opportunity for tax-saving methods to be instigated. There can also be opportunities to quickly and efficiently move issues with probate forward.
We have contested in situations where there are family disputes if a will does not appear to display the wishes of the family member who made it. Also, if a will cannot be found, we can make sure that the estate is distributed to the correct individuals.
Sometimes, during the administration of a will, there can be questions of foreign residence, foreign domicile and foreign nationality that appear, for the reason of how a will can be interpreted, or the law which applies to its interpretation can be from another country. When matters like this happen, we are used to working with any issues and can resolve all of the problems effectively in a way that produces valuable 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 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 protect the estate against future claims. Our experience with these subjects means that you will have the benefit of our knowledge and expertise with probate law so you will be protected against any unforeseen circumstances.