A Trust is a legal agreement between three parties. This agreement is a way of managing your assets. These could include things such as your finances, investments, land or property purchases.
Trusts involve three parties…
Probate is the legal process that takes place in order to manage the estate of a person who is deceased. If you have been named as an executor, this means paying off any outstanding bills or debts and distributing their estate in the way that is set down in the Will. This often includes selling their home and any other major assets. In order to do this, you must apply for a Grant of Probate.
Each case is unique
Probate can be a complex matter and each case is unique. It is important for executors to get the right legal support when applying for a Grant of Probate, and our specialist Wills and Probate solicitors will be able to guide you every step of the way.
We can swiftly handle your probate sale
The rules of property sale and transfer are different when it comes to Probate, and we can manage this process swiftly and efficiently on your behalf. Our specialist Probate team will:
- Handle all of the paperwork and contact the relevant authorities
- Obtain the Grant of Probate
- Submit Inheritance Tax forms and advise on how liability can be minimised
- Advise on the settlement of any debts
- Organise payments to be made to the beneficiaries
- Arrange for the sale of assets
- Complete the final accounts
At Stirling Ackroyd Legal, we offer a wide range of legal services and can also provide advice on matters of taxation and trusts planning, as well as provide prompt advice and assistance if a dispute should arise during the winding up of an estate. Please contact us for more information.