Following a person’s death their personal estate is frozen and it is not possible to access the deceased’s bank accounts/ investments or deal with any other assets which may have been held.
In these circumstances it is necessary for the Executor to obtain a Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or for the Administrator to obtain a Grant of Letters of Administration (if there is no Will).
At what will always be a difficult time the duties and obligations placed on the persons responsible for dealing with the administration can be quite burdensome. At Longmores our team of specialist Solicitors can assist with the Grant application, the payment of Inheritance Tax and thereafter the realisation of the estate assets ensuring that they ultimately pass to the intended beneficiaries.
We will ensure that the affairs are administered efficiently, professionally and above all with compassion.