Suffering a bereavement is hard, and our Castleford probate solicitors understand that dealing with lawyers is not at the top of anyone's wish list at this difficult time. However, it is a fact of life that there are legal matters to deal with when somebody close to you passes away.
Our legal team make it their priority to complete as much of the legal legwork as possible on your behalf, so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Inform banks and other organisations which hold any assets
Value the Estate
Settle any debts, assuming there are sufficient funds available
Calculate the inheritance tax bill, where applicable
Allocate the assets as set out in the Will
Our Castleford probate solicitors can also advise what to do in cases where no Will has been left (intestacy), assist with Power of Attorney, and guide you through updating or writing a Will.
We always encourage our clients to write a Will, as dying without leaving a valid document can mean a lot of unnecessary hard work for those you leave behind.
Below are some of the reasons you might want to consider writing yours;
You can decide who gets what. Without a Will this privilege goes to the government
Unmarried couples do not automatically inherit as married couples or civil partners do
You can state who you wish to look after your children, should the worst happen to you
With careful planning it may be possible to mitigate your inheritance tax bill
Whether you need our assistance administering the Estate of a loved one, or you are ready to write a Will, our Castleford probate solicitors will handle your case with the respect and sensitivity it deserves. For more information call our team using the number below, or complete the form to the right and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.
Tel: 0845 603 0708