People often decide to apply for the Grant of Probate themselves, thinking this will save money. However, Wills are sometimes quite complicated and if you don’t get the right advice all that careful planning might go to waste. For example, people often like to use trusts in Wills as a way of protecting half of the value of the house if the survivor ends up having to go into care. For this to work though the trust needs to be properly completed after the death and for the house to be put in the name of the survivor and the trustees. If this is not done properly the council might still get its hands on the whole lot!
At Ringrose Law we understand that when you lose a loved one the practicalities of dealing with their finances is the last thing on your mind. Our experienced probate team deals with this every day and will be sympathetic and practical helping you to solve any problems you may face.
During probate, our role is to support you.
- Help you locate the Will if it cannot be found
- Ensure the Will is valid
- Sort out any debts or taxes
- Ensure money, property and belongings are passed to the people named in the Will
- Help deal with any problems, including if someone wishes to contest the Will
Our probate team can take the extra stress away from you at such a difficult time. We will assist you step by step and give you the peace of mind that you are dealing with the Will properly.
For more information on Grant of Probate contact our team of experts at one of our offices across Lincolnshire, in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Newark, Sleaford and Spalding.