PROBATE SERVICES

 

Have you recently suffered a bereavement?

Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at a difficult and emotional time. We can help support you and provide direction to administer your friend or loved ones estate.

Whether you need some advice on what steps you need to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, whatever your circumstances we have the right answers and solutions for you. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive be reassured that St Edmunds offer Fixed Fee Probate Services. This means you will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.

St Edmunds work in partnership with our trusted partner Premier Solicitors who will manage all of the legal aspects of the estate of administration.

FAQ’s

Who are Premier Solicitors?

Premier Solicitors was founded in 2006, operating nationally with Head Offices in Bedford. Premier Solicitors is a leading law firm offering competitive fixed fees and dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service on a range of legal services.  We are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service.

The Firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.

What is probate?

Probate is the court’s authority, given to a person or persons, to administer a deceased person’s estate and the document issued by the Probate Registry is called a Grant of Representation. This document is usually required by the asset holders (such as banks) as proof to show the correct person or persons have the Probate Registry’s authority to administer a deceased person’s estate. 

When is Probate required?

The Probate process is needed when investments (typically over £5,000) were held in the deceased’s sole name and the banks, building societies and other organisations request for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration in order to release the funds held.

How soon can a Grant of Probate / Grant of Letters of Administration be obtained?

In straightforward estates we can prepare all the necessary papers within 5 working days of receiving full information about the estate from the Executor/ Administrator, and we can then obtain the Grant within 10 working days of the Executor/ Administrator signing and returning the duly signed papers to us.