Undertaking probate work in Whetstone, London N20
We have an active probate department which is based in Finchley N3, quite close to Whetstone. Indeed we have facilities to meet our clients in Whetstone.
This firm’s probate practitioners have many years’ experience in this area of the law and are well able to deal with complex and unusual estates. The administration of an estate can give scope for tax-saving measures where desired. There are also opportunities for moving matters forward faster and more efficiently.
We have the facility to resist in cases where there are family disputes if a Will appears not to reflect the wishes of the person making it. And if a Will cannot be found (this is described as an “intestacy”) we make sure that the estate is distributed to the right persons entitled.
Questions of foreign residence, foreign domicile and foreign nationality sometimes arise in an administration, because the way in which a Will is read or the law which applies to its interpretation can be that of another country. Where matters such as these arise, we are accustomed to dealing with any problems and can resolve the issues quickly and efficiently in the way that gives the best results, either financially or in the way that is best for the family. Tax minimisation is one of the aspects we are used to addressing.
There are also formalities to be complied with 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.
Our probate practitioners are Julian Cohen and Simon Cooper.