When you are the Executor or Administrator of a loved one’s estate, we know it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The lengthy, complex and bureaucratic process often involved in estate administration is the last thing you will want to deal with during a difficult and upsetting time when you are already facing the emotional impact of a bereavement.
That is where we can help.
Whatever your circumstances and situation, whether you need some simple, straightforward advice on what to do next or someone to manage everything for you, Devonalds can assist you with every stage of the probate and estate administration process - from obtaining grants of probate to winding up estates and distributing inheritances to beneficiaries.
Whatever level of support and assistance you require, our expert team of probate and estate administration lawyers in Bridgend will be there to guide you throughout, ensuring you manage and complete your duties correctly in the most timely and efficient manner.
Speak to our Bridgend estate administration solicitors by calling 01443 755189 or use the contact form at the top of the page for any questions you have and we will get back to you.
Our estate administration services in Bridgend
At Devonalds, we have decades of experience helping individuals and their families with the swift and efficient administration of an estate after someone has died.
If you are an Executor, Administrator or next of kin, we can assist you through each stage of the estate administration and probate process, helping you with everything from:
Obtaining a grant of probate
If you are the Executor named in a Will, probate gives you the legal right to manage the estate of someone who has passed away. Our Bridgend probate and estate administration solicitors can help you with an application to the Probate Registry to obtain a Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation, the official permission you need that will enable you to take control of managing the estate.
Intestacy and securing letters of administration
If your loved one has passed away without a Will, or where the Will is invalid, the Rules of Intestacy will be applicable. In these circumstances, we can help you apply to the Court for an appropriate Administrator to be appointed. Our intestacy solicitors in Bridgend can help you obtain the Letters of Administration you will need to be able to manage the estate on behalf of beneficiaries.
Probate sales and disposal of property and other assets
Our dedicated team of probate solicitors in Bridgend can help you with the transfer or sale of any shares, property or land owned by the deceased.
Collecting money owed and paying debts
We will ensure that any money owed to the estate is collected, outstanding debts are paid and bank or building society accounts are closed.
We can help you to prepare estate accounts and establish the size and value of the estate for probate and inheritance tax purposes.
We can help you prepare interest and inheritance tax returns, make sure inheritance tax and any other taxes are paid and advise on post death tax planning that may help reduce capital gains and inheritance tax liabilities.
Distribution of inheritances to beneficiaries
We can help you with the prompt winding up of an estate and the swift and efficient distribution of inheritances to the beneficiaries, for the benefit of all parties involved.
Acting as a professional Executor
By appointing us to act as a professional Executor, you can benefit from our collective wealth of experience, industry networks and niche expertise. This enables us to identify and advise on any exemptions and reliefs that may be applicable to you. Instructing us, to act on your behalf, means you can be confident the estate is being administered properly and professionally, without favouritism and in everyone’s best interest, therefore minimising tensions between beneficiaries and protecting you from potential disputes.
Executor disputes, Will disputes and contentious probate
Occasionally, disputes can arise between Executors and Beneficiaries over inheritance, the value of assets or the handling of the Estate. If you feel you have been treated unfairly or wrongly left out of a Will, our expert team of contentious probate solicitors in Bridgend can help you contest a Will and make a claim. Alternatively, if you are an Executor facing a challenge, our Bridgend Will defence solicitors can help you with defending a Will against a claim. Whatever the nature of your Will or probate dispute, we can help you find a way to resolve matters without resorting to lengthy and costly Court action.
Why Use Devonalds for estate administration?
Being an Executor or Administrator is a big responsibility and can easily become an onerous task, during an already stressful and upsetting time for you and your family - especially if you are dealing with a large complex estate or where there are many beneficiaries involved.
By instructing our expert estate administration solicitors, you will have the assurance and peace of mind knowing you have a team of dedicated professionals by your side, making sure you are managing and fulfilling your duties properly. We will ensure you complete all necessary tasks quickly and correctly, helping you avoid potential disputes or claims being made on the estate.
Our dedicated team of estate administration solicitors can advise, support and guide you through each and every step of the estate administration process, lifting the burden and responsibility off you during this difficult time.
At Devonalds, we take pride in our caring, sensitive and responsive approach, ensuring your probate and estate administration matter runs smoothly and is as stress free for you as possible.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Wills & Inheritance Quality and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), giving you confidence and assurance we practice to the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our estate administration solicitors in Bridgend
If you need help with the administration of an estate and would like to speak with our Bridgend probate and estate administration solicitors, please telephone 01443 755189, or, alternatively, you can use the contact form at the top of the page for any queries and we will get back to you.